Patek Philippe | Reference 130, A pink gold chronograph wristwatch, Made in 1943 | 百達翡麗 | 型號130 粉紅金計時腕錶，1943年製
400,000 - 600,000 HKD
A pink gold chronograph wristwatch, Made in 1943
Calibre: cal. 13''' mechanical, 23 jewels
Movement number: 863'189
Case: 18k pink gold, snap on case back
Case number: 632'834
Closure: brown unsigned leather strap and 18k pink gold Patek Philippe buckle
Size: 33 mm diameter
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with raised gold hour-markers in 1943 and its subsequent sale on 19 July 1944
The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. The chronograph function is working properly. The dial appears to have aged consistently throughout and now appears to be champagne in colour. It is quite unusual for a silver dial to age in this way. The dial itself has had a light cleaning during a service. The signature still raised in hard enamel with a couple of losses. There is a minor spot to the seconds register. The case is in very nice condition with only light surface wear and very crisp and legible hallmarks, one to the top right lug and a second one to the band at 9 o'clock. The lugs are nice and downturned. Overall it is a very nice example.
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."
The Patek Philippe reference 130 is a staple vintage piece that many collectors perceive as the best representation of the Maison’s entire vintage collection. In production from 1936 to 1964, it is one of the most important and diverse chronograph models Patek Philippe had created and a watch which helped formed the beginning of all Calatrava models.
The present watch, fitted with a silvered dial is in very well preserved condition and is complete with fitted presentation box and Extract from the Archives confirming production in 1943.