Reference 1509 | A pink gold wristwatch with tear-drop lugs, Made in 1945 | 百達翡麗 | 型號1509 | 粉紅金腕錶，備水滴型錶耳，1945年製
A pink gold wristwatch with tear-drop lugs, Made in 1945
Calibre: cal. 12"" SC mechanical, jewelled
Movement number: 864'675
Case: 18k pink gold, snap on case back
Case number: 641'561
Closure: black unsigned crocodile strap and 18k pink gold Patek Philippe buckle
Size: 35 mm diameter
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1945 and its subsequent sale on 24th June 1946
The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. The dial has been re-printed during a servicing. The case with light surface wear and a crisp hallmark to the band and one underneath the lug.
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.
Manufactured in the mid-1940s the reference 1509 is one of eight pieces known in pink gold. The present reference 1509 embodies an elegant and classy looks the 1940s. The dial is enhanced by a slim, well-proportioned case with tear-drop lugs.