Lot 473
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PATEK PHILIPPE | REF 533YELLOW GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH MADE IN 1952

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40,000 - 60,000 CHF
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Description

  • REF 533YELLOW GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH MADE IN 1952
Dial: silvered Calibre: cal. 13''' manual winding, 25 jewels  Movement number: 868'257 Case: 18k yellow gold, snap-on back Case number: 672'195 Dimensions: 33 mm Signed: case, dial and movement Accessories: Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming date of sale on June 21st, 1954

Catalogue Note

Reference 533 was first made in 1937 and remained in production until 1957. In the succession of Patek Philippe chronographs, its closest relative is reference 130, which was introduced already in 1930. Both models have the typical, early rectangular chronograph pushers and similarly shaped cases; both come equipped with the same calibre 13-130. The one distinguishing feature is the bezel which is flat on reference 533, whereas the bezel on reference 130 is concave.

A little more than 300 examples of the reference 533 were produced according to our research. Of those, the majority were cased in pink gold and only around a third of the production was in yellow gold such as the present lot.  For an example of Ref. 533, see Huber, M., & Banbery, A., Patek Philippe Wristwatches, Vol. II, Second Edition, p. 264.





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