184 Patek Philippe Extremely Well and Very Rare “tasti Tondi” Chronograph Wristwatch in Steel, Reference 1463, With Argentè Tachymeter Scale Dial and Extract from the Archives

Estimate: €280,000 –⁠ 500,000

Sold €364,000

Model: Tasti Tondi
Reference: 1463
Case Material: Stainless steel
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1958
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 13'''
Case N°: 2605602
Movement N°: 869000
Dimensions: 34.5 mm
Signed: Case, dial, movement
Accessories: Extract from the archives

Reference 1463 was introduced in 1940 and remained in production until 1965: from that moment on its desirability has never ceased. Destined for a clientele in quest of an elegant yet sporty wristwatch was the first water-resistant chronograph model made by Patek Philippe. The present example is a very attractive representative of the legendary model, cased in the rare steel version. Ideally suited for military use with its robust, stainless steel case, the desirability of this example is further enhanced by its quality. The two-body case in steel has been kept secure and well preserved by the last owner and features an inclined and stepped bezel, concave lugs, screw-down case back, dust-protecting cap and the iconic round pushers which gave the 1463 the nickname “Tasti Tondi”. The very handsome argentè finish adds a sense of beauty to the dial surface with the addiction of a very charming patina. Extremely sought after by collectors nowadays, the reference 1463 is one of the most appreciated chronographs available on the market considering that example in stainless steel are very limited. The purchaser will have the chance to possess a very attractive example of one of Patek Philippe’s most timeless and best-known models, preserved in the right condition and of great quality. Accompanied by a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in stainless steel in 1958 and its subsequent sale on 20 November 1961.