Patek Philippe produced the reference 1593 from 1944 to 1967 in yellow gold, pink gold and platinum versions. Referred to as the ‘Hour Glass’, the present reference elegantly showcases the post art-deco creative design cues and Patek Philippe’s form of choice for non-rounded timepieces.
The reference 1593 cases were made by the famed maker, Markowski, which also crafted some of the most iconic form-cases.
The present watch bears the luxurious “Heures Brillantes” dial, fitted with diamond-set indexes and leaf hands and is accompanied by a rare 18ct white gold brick bracelet signed by Gay Frères and dated 1954. According to literature, Patek Philippe manufactured approximately 1000 ref. 1593 pieces during the reference’s life span, translating into 40 pieces per year. Amongst the roughly 250 platinum examples produced, less than 70 have resurfaced to the market to this day, making the present lot an opportunity for demanding collectors.