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2006

Patek Philippe

Reference 570 | An extremely well preserved pink gold wristwatch, Made in 1954 | 百達翡麗 | 型號570 | 粉紅金腕錶,品相極佳,1954年製

Estimate:

240,000 - 400,000 HKD

Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe

Reference 570 | An extremely well preserved pink gold wristwatch, Made in 1954 | 百達翡麗 | 型號570 | 粉紅金腕錶,品相極佳,1954年製

Reference 570 | An extremely well preserved pink gold wristwatch, Made in 1954 | 百達翡麗 | 型號570 | 粉紅金腕錶,品相極佳,1954年製

Estimate:

240,000 - 400,000 HKD

Lot sold:

1,386,000

HKD

Patek Philippe

Reference 570

An extremely well preserved pink gold wristwatch, Made in 1954

百達翡麗

型號570

粉紅金腕錶,品相極佳,1954年製


Dial: silvered

Calibre: cal. 27 SC mechanical, jewelled

Movement number: 703'734

Case: 18k pink gold, snap on case back

Case number: 306'122

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

Size: 35 mm diameter

Signed: case, dial and movement

Accessories: Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1954 and its subsequent sale on 9th March 1955

附帶後補資料庫精粹

The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. The dial is in very well preserved condition with some minor spots to the left of the 7 o'clock numerals. The hard enamel signature is nicely raised. The case is in extremely well preserved condition with very crisp hallmarks. Overall an outstanding example of this reference.


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."

Sotheby's New York, 1998, lot 351
For another example of a reference 570, please see Patek Philippe Museum, Volume II, page 331.

The reference 570 offers a larger diameter than the reference 96, for which it replaced. A rather large watch, it has been nicknamed "Calatravone" (Italian for large Calatrava), its timeless design with large flat bezel and thick lugs made it a staple within the Patek Phillipe catalogue from 1938 till its discontinuation in 1972. The reference 570 was cased mostly in yellow gold and rarely in pink gold, white gold, stainless steel and platinum, featuring a multitude of dial variations.


The reference can be found with center seconds, like the present watch, or subsidiary seconds. However, it is exceedingly rare to find an example retained in such original condition. The case was made by Antoine Gerlach, which is identified by the "4" stamped inside the case back. The case is extremely well preserved with very crisp hallmarks to the side, under the lug and import marks to the case back. The bezel is very fat and the dial is a warm ivory with hard enamel rendered signature with very well-defined scales. This reference 570 is extremely well preserved.