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Patek Philippe

Reference 1491 | A well preserved pink gold wristwatch with indirect centre seconds, hard enamel dial and scrolled lugs, Made in 1947 | 百達翡麗 | 型號1491 | 粉紅金腕錶,備間接中心秒針,琺瑯字錶盤及卷狀錶耳,品相優良,1947年製

Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe

Reference 1491 | A well preserved pink gold wristwatch with indirect centre seconds, hard enamel dial and scrolled lugs, Made in 1947 | 百達翡麗 | 型號1491 | 粉紅金腕錶,備間接中心秒針,琺瑯字錶盤及卷狀錶耳,品相優良,1947年製

Reference 1491 | A well preserved pink gold wristwatch with indirect centre seconds, hard enamel dial and scrolled lugs, Made in 1947 | 百達翡麗 | 型號1491 | 粉紅金腕錶,備間接中心秒針,琺瑯字錶盤及卷狀錶耳,品相優良,1947年製

Patek Philippe

Reference 1491

A well preserved pink gold wristwatch with indirect centre seconds, hard enamel dial and scrolled lugs, Made in 1947

百達翡麗

型號1491

粉紅金腕錶,備間接中心秒針,琺瑯字錶盤及卷狀錶耳,品相優良,1947年製


Dial: silvered

Calibre: cal. 12''' mechanical, jewelled

Movement number: 864'924

Case: 18k pink gold, snap on case back

Case number: 645'211

Closure: brown Patek Philippe alligator strap and 18k pink gold buckle

Size: 34 mm diameter

Signed: case, dial and movement

Accessories: Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1947 and its subsequent sale on 19th November 1948

附帶後補資料庫精粹

The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. The dial has been cleaned during a service. The hard enamel signature is still raised and the Arabic numerals and minute track are also raised in hard enamel. The applied indexes at the quarters are tarnished. The case is nicely preserved with light surface wear and two crisp hallmarks, one located under the lugs and one located under the case back. There are some minor watchmaker's engraving to the inside of the case back.


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 reference 1491 time only by Patek Philippe is known as the “Scroll” lugs for obvious reasons. Patek introduced the reference in 1940 and remained in production for the next 25 years. The present example belongs to the earlier series of production which is identified by the hard enamel indexes as well as baton numerals mounted to the dial at the quarters. The case is very well preserved with two crisp hallmarks, one located under the lug and another located under the case back.


Highlighting the present watch even further is the mechanism which features the rare indirect center seconds. A collaboration between Victorin Piguet and Patek Philippe resulted in the ébauche on the present calibre to feature an additional centre seconds mechanism that was expertly added to the existing 12'''120 subsidiary seconds register movement.