Material: Yellow Gold
Reference N°: 130
Case N°: 637868
Movement type: Manual
Movement N°: 863440
Bracelet: Leather Strap
Dimensions: 33 mm
Signed: Dial, case and movement
Accessories: Certificate of Origin
When someone thinks about one of the most iconic and recognizable chronographs that came out from Patek Philippe industries, immediately the thought can only go to the unmistakable reference 130. Produced from 1934 until the ’60s, it was the perfect example of the dominant style in those times for watches: small (given its diameter is 33 mm), thin, elegant and attentive to the smallest detail, this watch is also extremely appreciated and much sought after by collectors and enthusiasts. Of course, some pieces are more special than others for some details or provenance: among these special examples, the present 130 that we are pleased to offer within this auction can easily be inserted in this list. This watch directly comes from the first owner who have kept it for all his life managing to preserve the original certificate of Patek Philippe, a detail very difficult to find nowadays. Its 18k yellow gold case is in good conditions, with elongated curved lugs and slim bezel well preserved such as the two rectangular chronograph pushers. For this reference the dial variations were numerous and displayed a range of styles, from sector designs to pulsations scales. The present one is definitely surprising since, as shown on its certificate of originality, the dial was argentè with the classic silver color. But with the passing of time it has gained an extraordinary homogeneous patina, with a beautiful pink color. It is interesting to note how the tachymeter scale, the subsidiary dials and the long signature have not been effected at all and are perfectly visible. Further embellished with applied gold baton and arabic numerals, this icon of horology for its clean lines with slightly curved lugs that remain elegant and masculine, is one of the symbols of Patek Philippe history. For a similar example please see lot 98 in this auction.
With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin confirming the movement, case material, caliber and refrence.
Sat 7 December 2019 ‒ 3:00 pm | Monaco