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Patek Philippe Very Elegant Square-Shaped Wristwatch in Pink Gold, Reference 1567, With Fancy Lugs and Pink Subsidiary Seconds Dial

Estimation € 6,000 – 12,000

Material: Pink Gold
Reference N°: 1567
Year: 1944
Case N°: 638512
Caliber: 10–110
Movement type: Manual
Movement N°: 912027
Bracelet: Leather Strap
Dimensions: 26x26mm
Signed: Dial, case and movement
Accessories: Extract from the archives

With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1944 and its subsequent sale on 29 August 1945.

In the field of watchmaking, much more than in many other sectors, reigns the argument that in order to progress one must always take a look at the past. This concept has been the basis of many Patek Philippe creations since its foundation in 1839. The sources of inspiration were many and varied, first of all the artistic currents that raged throughout human history. An interesting source from which to draw ideas was the classical art with all its majesty and attention to decorations and details. From this artistic movement, took shape the reference 1567, such as the present lot. Its 18k rose gold case is based on an evident geometrism with its square shape and solid decorated and curved lugs. Apparently very massive, these lugs are instead hollowed out and very delicate, also for the ribbon decoration. The hallmark positioned under the winding crown is still very evident despite its more than 75 years of age. The pink dial retains the concept of tone-on-tone and is a further example of linearity and precision with applied roman and dot gold accents, the closed external minutes track and the detached seconds at 6 o’clock. It is an extremely rare reference and according to our research, only 2 other similar specimens have been auctioned in recent years. Needless to say, therefore, that this is an almost unique possibility of being able to purchase a watch that is not only aesthetically beautiful but also special.