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Patek Philippe

'Tasti Tondi', Ref. 1463, Pink gold chronograph wristwatch Circa 1955 | 百達翡麗 | 1463型號「Tasti Tondi」粉紅金計時腕錶,約1955年製

VAT applies to hammer price and buyer's premium

Estimate:

160,000 - 260,000 CHF

Property of the family of the original owner

Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe

'Tasti Tondi', Ref. 1463, Pink gold chronograph wristwatch Circa 1955 | 百達翡麗 | 1463型號「Tasti Tondi」粉紅金計時腕錶,約1955年製

'Tasti Tondi', Ref. 1463, Pink gold chronograph wristwatch Circa 1955 | 百達翡麗 | 1463型號「Tasti Tondi」粉紅金計時腕錶,約1955年製

Estimate:

160,000 - 260,000 CHF

Lot sold:

189,000

CHF

Property of the family of the original owner 


Patek Philippe


'Tasti Tondi', Ref. 1463

Pink gold chronograph wristwatch

Circa 1955


Dial: silvered

Calibre: cal. 13'' manual winding, 23 jewels

Movement number: 868'670

Case: 18k pink gold, screw-down back

Closure: 18k pink gold Patek Philippe buckle

Dimensions: 34.8 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Box: yes

Papers: yes

Accessories: Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin and presentation case

MVT: is running at the time of cataloguing and the chronograph working.

CASE: in good and attractive condition with crisp hallmarks on the band and lug. There are signs of polishing and there is some wear visible with the naked eye.

DIAL: in fair condition. There is noticeable spotting and there are visible scratches and oxidation marks as well.


"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."

Please note that the dial of this watch is silvered with oxidation, and not pink as stated in the printed catalogue.
The Patek Philippe reference 1463 with its rather large case of 35mm, screw-down case back, oversized and bevelled winding crown, impresses mainly by its robust water-resistant case construction and the mythical round oversized pushers. Called “Tasti Tondi” in Italian, these massive pushers are characterised by copious stems with very particular domed caps adorned with a sunray engraving radiating outward from the centre.

Launched in 1940 as one the first water-resistant chronograph, approximately 800 examples were manufactured until approximately 1969, mainly in yellow gold, some few in stainless steel and even fewer in pink gold such as the present model.

From the family of the original owner this Patek Philippe reference 1463 'Tasti Tondi' is completed by its original case and certificate of origin stamped by the famed Patek Philippe retailer Astrua in Torino on October 10th, 1955.