Reference 1463 | Retailed by Tiffany & Co.: A yellow gold chronograph wristwatch, Made in 1968 | 零售商為蒂芙尼：百達翡麗 1463 型號黃金計時腕錶，約1950年製
June 15, 05:21 PM GMT
120,000 - 220,000 USD
Retailed by Tiffany & Co.: A yellow gold chronograph wristwatch, Made in 1968
零售商為蒂芙尼：百達翡麗 1463 型號黃金計時腕錶，約1950年製
Caliber: cal. 13''' mechanical, 25 jewels
Movement number: 869'230
Case: 18k yellow gold, screw down case back
Case number: 2'647'889
Closure: 18k yellow gold Patek Philippe buckle
Size: 34.5 mm diameter
Signed: case and movement signed by maker, dial signed by maker and retailer
Accessories: Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming the date of sale on July 4, 1968
The 1463 was produced between 1940 and until the late 1960’s. When it made its debut in 1940, Ref. 1463 was Patek Philippe's first water resistant chronograph wristwatch and was produced in less than 750 examples total. Nicknamed “Tasti Tondi” by Italian collectors after its round chronograph pushers, it was considered a ‘sports’ watch before the term entered common parlance.
The current watch is cased in well preserved yellow gold with its proportions correct and hallmarks visible. The silvered dial is in very good condition and features a full complement of yellow gold baton markers and its retailers stamp, Tiffany & Co. below the hands.
Our research shows that this is only the 6th known example of a Ref 1463 in yellow gold and with this dial configuration retailed by Tiffany & Co and is accompanied by an Extract from the Archives coming directly from the family of the original owner and is presented in excellent over all condition.
Tiffany & Co is undoubtedly the most historic, iconic and prestigious luxury retailer in the United States. Established in 1838 by Charles Lewis Tiffany and John Young with a $1,000 loan from Tiffany’s father, the first store was opened in 1838 on Broadway, before later moving to their flagship location on 5th Avenue and being renamed Tiffany and Co. Tiffany & Co’s relationship with watches goes back to their earliest days, and they have reserved their horological partnership to the world’s two most preeminent watch brands, Patek Philippe and Rolex. Back in 1851, Antoine Norbert de Patek ventured to the North American market in search of the right retailer for his complicated pocket watches. Upon visiting the Tiffany boutique in New York, a firm handshake between him and Charles Lewis Tiffany started this legendary collaboration. To date, the two firms have worked together for over 170 years, and Tiffany & Co. remains the only official retailer in the United States to be entrusted with their signature stamped on a Patek Philippe timepiece.