Exclusive Timepieces 7 December 2019 | Monaco | Lot 98
Patek Philippe Property of the Original Owner Family, Outstanding and Extremely Rare Chronograph Wristwatch in Steel and Pink Gold, Reference 130, With tachymetric Scale Dial Retailed by Eberhard Milan
Estimate € 140,000 – 240,000
Material: Stainless steel and pink gold
Reference N°: 130
Case N°: 505816
Movement type: Manual
Movement N°: 862728
Bracelet: leather strap
Dimensions: 33,5 mm
Signed: Dial, case and movement
Accessories: Extract from the Archives, envelope, revision of Gobbi, receipt and original components
With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with argente dial, applied gold hour markers, tachimeter scale in 1941 and its subsequent sale on 28th May 1942.
This is one of the most iconic and recognizable chronographs that came out from Patek Philippe industries: 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. The present example is one among an exceedingly rare number of reference 130s cased in stainless steel and gold since very few pieces have been produced with this special configuration. To date, no more than fifteen 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 a bit 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 which have gained an incredibly beautiful salmon patina curiously circumscribed within the tachymeter scale. The applied gold baton and roman indexes complete the picture together with the correct long Patek, Philippe & Co and the special retailer signature Eberhard Milano, from 1887 renowned watch manufacturer which, in the 20th century has retailed some of the most prestigious brands and watches. This watch is anyway a really precious specimen also for the documents it possesses: extract from the archives, official letter from Patek Philippe confirming the originality of the watch, envelope, revision of Gobbi Milano, receipt of the expenses (400,000 Lire) and the original component substituted by the Italian boutique, absolutely unique!