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.

96 Patek Philippe Unusual and Very Rare Rectangular Shape Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Reference 520, With Breguet Numerals and Extract from the Archives

Estimate: € 5,000 –⁠ 10,000

Sold € 7,670

Lot Description

Reference: 520
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather strap
Year: 1937
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 9'90
Case N°: 615433
Movement N°: 977904
Dimensions: 23 x 35 mm
Signed: Case, dial, movement
Accessories: Extract from the archives

The elegant and unmistakable Patek Philipe watches design has characterized the brand of Swiss-Polish origin throughout its history, but above all in the early years in which devoted itself to the production of shaped wristwatches. The reference 520, such as the present watch, distinguishes itself for its elegant Art Deco-style stepped case made by Wenger and was in production from around 1937 until circa 1943. The dial retains a beautiful patina with applied Yellow Gold Breguet style numerals and also features the beautiful 9–90 caliber. Combining this rare peculiarity together with the particular and very unusual structure of the case, the logical conclusion is that the present watch is a very desirable object and deserves to be part of any collection that respects itself. This watch is also provided with the extract from the archives confirming its production in yellow gold 1937 and subsequent sale on the 19th of September 1939.