17 July 2019 | Monaco
Patek Philippe A sought-after and refined Patek Philippe Calatrava, reference 1513 in stainless steel and pink gold
Estimate € 15,000 – 30,000
Material: stainless steel and pink gold
Reference N°: 1513
Case N°: 641505
Movement N°: 861912
Bracelet: leather strap
Dimensions: 35 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Extract from the archives
With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in steel and rose gold with applied gold hour markers in 1949 and its subsequent sale on April 20th 1950.
The common practice of Patek Philippe was to make watches mainly with noble materials given the elegance and preciousness of its creations. For this reason it was rare, and even more so today, to find watches made of steel. But if we want to increase the coefficient of difficulty we have to go in search of pieces produced in steel and yellow or pink gold. The present reference 1513 is one of these rarities given its mixed composition of the steel and rose gold bi-metal case. This reference was launched in 1941 and it was possible to purchase it with the seconds at 6 o’clock or with sweep centre seconds, a much more valuable characteristic. The thin curved lugs in pink gold reflect the material used for the winding crown bearing the Patek Philippe logo and that of the indexes with Roman numerals and feuille hands inside the dial with a clean configuration which make this wristwatch very elegant and perfect to wear on the wrist.