Lot 192
  • 192

Patek Philippe

Estimate
45,000 - 55,000 USD
Sold
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Description

  • A FINE 18K YELLOW GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH REGISTER AND TACHOMETER
    1943 REF 130 MVT 863352 CASE 636956

  • 18k yellow gold
  • diameter 33 mm
• cal. 13 manual winding movement stamped with the seal of Geneva, 23 jewels • silvered dial, applied gold Breguet numerals, poire hands, two subsidiary dials for constant seconds and 30-minute register, outer tachometer scale • two rectangular chronograph pushers to the band, snap back • case, dial and movement signed • Extract from the Archives confirming sale with Breguet numerals 1 Oct 1945

Catalogue Note

Production of Ref. 130 commenced in 1934 and continued for over 30 years. It was the first chronograph wristwatch bearing a reference number Patek Philippe created in series. The Ref. 130 had a retail price of $600 during the WWII and was available with a number of dial variations. The present lot features Breguet stylized numerals and a tachometer, a rare combination that is aesthetically pleasing and useful at the same time.

For a discussion of Ref. 130, see Reardon, J. Patek Philippe in America, p. 116. Further examples of Ref. 130 are illustrated in Huber, M. & Banbery, A., Patek Philippe, Vol. II, Second Edition, pp. 262-3.

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