Exclusive Timepieces 17 October 2021 | Monaco

Auction Details

It is with great pleasure that we present you our new catalogue of fall 2021. A wonderful journey through the world of watch collecting.

Morning Session:
10:30 AM CEST – lots 100 to 169
Afternoon Session:
2:30 PM CEST – lots 170 to 288

216 Patek Philippe Extremely Rare and Sought After “Hour Glass” Rectangular-shape Wristwatch in Platinum, Reference 1593, With Gilt Black Diamond-set Dial and Extract from the Archives.

Estimate: € 50,000 –⁠ 100,000

Sold € 123,500

Lot Description

Model: Glass Hour
Reference: 1593
Case Material: Platinum
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1953
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 9'90
Case N°: 675636
Movement N°: 975103
Dimensions: 26 x 40 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Extract from the Archives

The example here offered is part of the reference 1593 also called by Italian collectors “Tegola” and is one of the best and most precious examples of the many rectangular watches ever produced by Patek. This flared case in platinum has been preserved in crisp original condition and is completed by the iconic sloping glass. The present watch is distinguished not only by the superb condition of its case, but also and most notably for its incredibly rare dial. Black dials are nowadays considered as the true gems for any watch collector, for this reason this 1593 equipped with a dark dial is absolutely astonishing. Moreover, the preciousness of this timepiece is further enhanced by the the diamonds baguette and brilliant cut diamonds used for the indexes. This special configuration of dial is extremely rare to be found and gives that special touch to an already incredible watch. With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with diamond hour markers in 1953 and its subsequent sale on 29th June 1953.