Exclusive Timepieces 7 –⁠ 8 December 2019 | Monaco

Auction Details

A wide selection of very fine vintage timepieces, property of various prominent collectors will be presented in this sale. Including a fine selection of Longines Chronograph coming from one of the most important collections worldwide.

3 Patek Philippe Attractive, Fine and Elegant “Tegolino” Rectangular-Shaped Curved Wristwatch in Platinum, Reference 425, With Diamond-Set Dial and Box

Estimate: € 10,000 –⁠ 20,000

Lot Description

Model: Tegolino
Material: Platinum
Reference N°: 425
Year: 1936
Case N°: 613111
Caliber: 9″90
Movement type: Manual
Movement N°: 830720
Bracelet: Leather Strap
Dimensions: 20x35mm
Signed: Dial, case and movement
Accessories: Box and extract from the archives

The caliber 9–90 is probably one of the most appreciated and sought after movement made by Patek Philippe. There are many collectors who decided to focus their own collection on this specific mechanism produced in the “golden Age” of watch making. This rectangular movement made between the late 1930’s and mid 1950’s was equipped on some of the most spectacular rectangular cases. The major part of them reflects the art deco and the art nouveau style and are extremely desired all over the world. Among these watches, to the top levels quality ones is for sure positioned the reference 425, launched in 1934 and in production untill 1960 when it was replaced by the slightly larger 2461. At that time it was inspiration for the firm’s other rectangular models which became celebrated. The present 425 can for sure be considered as one of the nicest and most rare ever realized by the brand: the stainless steel case 20 mm wide is very fresh with crisp hallmarks, the satin finish is beautiful and the dial is absolutely spectacular. The argentè color is well preserved but the most important thing are, of course, the indexes: realized applying 8 diamonds brilliant cut and 3 with baguette cut, they give a brighter light and bigger personality to the whole wristwatch. Charismatic, precious and with an historically important movement, this watch is the utmost in understated elegance.\n With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with in 1936 and its subsequent sale on 3 December 1936.