Material: Stainless steel and pink gold
Reference N°: 130
Case N°: 630143
Movement N°: 867183
Bracelet: leather strap
Dimensions: 33,5 mm
Accessories: Extract from the Archives
With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with argente dial, applied gold hour markers, tachimeter scale in 1947 and its subsequent sale on 04 May 1948.
This is one of the most iconic and recognizable chronographs that came out from Patek Philippe industries with the unmistakable reference 130. Produced from 1934 until the ’60s, it was a 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. The present example is one among an exceedingly rare number of reference 130s cased in stainless steel and pink gold. Fewer amounts were cased in pink gold, steel, with steel and gold combinations among the rarest case configurations. To date, no more than eleven examples have ever appeared at auction. Moreover, the case construction of this model is slightly different than its precious metal counterparts: the lugs are slightly thicker but shorter in design. Furthermore, the diameter is a bit larger given its 33.5 millimeters, making this watch a decidedly modern example and giving substantially more presence on the wrist. The dial variations were numerous and displayed a range of styles, from sector designs to pulsations scales. The one offered here has the classical tachymeter scale on a silvered background but the unusual and rare configuration with triangles and Arabic numerals in yellow gold with two subsidiary dials for constant seconds and 30 minutes register.
For a similar example please see lots 41, 115, 211 in this auction.
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