Exclusive Timepieces 31 October 2020 | Monaco

Auction Details

Morning Session:
Lots 1 – 100, starting at 10:30 AM CET
Afternoon Session:
Lots 101 – 264, starting at 2:30 PM CET

Monaco Legend Group is focusing, in this Autumn Auction Catalogue, to offer a variety of beautiful timepieces where the winning point has to be the combination between rarity, quality and price.

151 Patek Philippe Rare and Attractive Rectangular Wristwatch “top Hat” in Pink Gold, Reference 1450, With Hooded Lugs, Pink Dial and Extract from the Archives

Estimate: € 7,000 –⁠ 14,000

Sold € 10,530

Lot Description

Model: Top-Hat
Reference: 1450
Case Material: Pink gold
Bracelet Material: Leather strap
Year: 1945
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 9'90
Case N°: 639115
Movement N°: 837913
Dimensions: 30 mm x 25 mm
Signed: Case, dial, movement
Accessories: Extract from the Archives

The reference 1450 is one of the most appreciated among collectors and has been given the nickname “Top Hats” or more affectionately by the Italian collectors “Cinesino” due to its particular case design: this reference was introduced in the 1940 and discontinued 20 years later in 1960. The cases were made by Markowski, a distinguished case maker for the shape of its watches, while the dials were provided by Stern Freres. The movements used were the calibers 9 ″ 90, the best of their kind used by Patek Philippe for most of its shaped wristwatches. The present example in pink gold is a nice representation of this reference and still retains its original 18-karat stamp in the case back. The hooded lugs are still well preserved and sharp. The pink-gold dial is in great conditions with applied baton and dot indexes with seconds at 6 o’clock. Accompanied by a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in rose gold in 1945 and its subsequent sale on 15 May 1946.