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Patek Philippe
REF 1463 A YELLOW GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH REGISTERS AND TACHOMETER SCALE MADE IN 1948
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Patek Philippe
REF 1463 A YELLOW GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH REGISTERS AND TACHOMETER SCALE MADE IN 1948
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Patek Philippe
REF 1463 A YELLOW GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH REGISTERS AND TACHOMETER SCALE MADE IN 1948
Dial: two tone silvered
Caliber: cal. 13-130 manual winding movement, 23 jewels
Movement number: 867490
Case: 18k yellow gold, solid screw down case back
Case number: 653480
Closure: 18k yellow gold Patek Philippe buckle 
Size: diameter 35 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming the year of manufacture in 1948, and sale on November 8, 1949 with a tachometer scale
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Catalogue Note

The present lot is an excellent example of the Reference 1463, an iconic chronograph wristwatch produced in less than 750 examples. This model is well-loved for its substantial case, featuring a screw-down back and round chronograph pushers. Whereas to modern eyes, many vintage pieces appear rather small, the proportions of the Ref. 1463 are just right. 

The Reference 1463 was the first water resistant chronograph wristwatch made by Patek Philippe. The cases of the reference 1463 were made for Patek Philippe by Taubert (formerly Frerès Borgel), who specialized in the manufacture of the finest quality water-resistant type watch cases. The addition of a dust or humidity proof cover further helped to protect the watch movement.The model was manufactured from 1940 until circa 1969, and remained Patek Philippe's last chronograph wristwatch until the appearance of the Reference 5070 in 1998.

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