REF 533 PINK GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH MADE IN 1941 [百達翡麗533型號粉紅金計時腕錶，1941年製]
PINK GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH
MADE IN 1941
Calibre: cal. 13'' manual winding, 23 jewels
Movement number: 862'820
Case: 18k pink gold, snap-on back
Case number: 628'789
Dimensions: 33 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming date of sale on September 29th, 1942
MVT: is running at the time of cataloguing and the chronograph working.
CASE: in good and condition with crisp hallmarks on the band and with some sharpness remaining to the edges. There are signs of polishing and there is visible wear throughout, such as small dents and scratches. There are two hallmarks on the lower right lug which appear to be later-added customs marks.
DIAL: in good condition with minor surface scratches and blemishes visible with the naked eye. There are fine surface scratches to the crystal visible with the naked eye.
Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band. Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."
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.
The present example has been retained in attractive condition with crisp hallmarks and is offered with a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming its pink dial and production in the year 1941.
For an example of Ref. 533, see Huber, M., & Banbery, A., Patek Philippe Wristwatches, Vol. II, Second Edition, p. 264.