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.

153 Patek Philippe Well Preserved and Elegant Rectangular-shape Wristwatch in Pink Gold, Reference 1480, With Fancy Lugs, Pink Dial and Extract from the Archives

Estimate: € 9,000 –⁠ 18,000

Sold € 14,300

Lot Description

Reference: 1480
Case Material: Pink gold
Bracelet Material: Leather strap
Year: 1945
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 9'90
Case N°: 509478
Movement N°: 837916
Dimensions: 30 mm x 24 mm
Signed: Case, dial, movement
Accessories: Extract from the Archives

The present post “Art-Deco” watch is a very elegant reference 1480 made by Patek Philippe. This very reference has been produced by 1940 till 1949 and considering its very unusual lugs has been nicknamed by collectors Twin Lugs. The lot here offered is a really nice conservation of the pink-gold case with a snap on back and highly sculpted lugs. The glass is massive and its height allows for the lugs to actually sit on a higher plan than the very beautiful pink dial. The applied dot and Arabic numerals with seconds at 6 o’clock and thin hands further decorate the quadrant. This very model is powered by the rectangular manual winding caliber 9’’’90, a trustworthy and great-looking movement proudly used by the brand for many of its shaped wristwatches. Accompanied by a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in Pink gold in 1945 and its subsequent sale on 8 March 1946.