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
April 25, 01:55 PM GMT
240,000 - 400,000 HKD
An extremely well preserved pink gold wristwatch, Made in 1954
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
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.