Exclusive Timepieces 23 –⁠ 24 April 2022 | Monaco

Auction Details

A wide and extremely attractive selection of collectible timepieces from leading collectors, such as Goldberger with the third part of the famous “Rolex Connoisseur Collection”. Also offered: an assortment of the most sought-after contemporary watches such as the platinum Patek Philippe Nautilus, some very rare examples of the Royal Oak, a single owner’s collection of extraordinary Stella dials Rolex DayDates.

Session I
Saturday 23 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 1 to 103
Session II
Sunday 24 April at 10:30 a.m. – lots 104 to 181
Session III
Sunday 24 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 182 to 273

156 Patek Philippe Extremely Rare and Attractive, Calatrava, Wristwatch in White-gold, With Center Seconds, Reference 570

Estimate: € 25,000 –⁠ 50,000

Sold € 37,700

Lot Description

Model: Calatrava
Reference: 570
Case Material: White Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 27 SC
Case N°: 311 453
Movement N°: 709 414
Dimensions: 35 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

Produced since 1938, this reference 570 represents the first model with the unmistakable Calatrava style to be made in an oversize shape given its 35 mm diameter. Absolutely in contrast with its smaller sister, the reference 96, similar in style but much smaller with a width of 30 mm, the 570 became the largest time-only watch to join the Patek Philippe roster, remaining in production until to 1972. Mainly produced in yellow gold, there are some and very rare specimens in rose gold, white gold, stainless steel and platinum. Not only that, because even the dials had numerous variations, both in terms of colors and types of indexes that could be batons, dot, or the always very appreciated and sought after Breguet numbers. This lot is offered here with a silver finish dial with applied baton numbers, central seconds, outer perlage minute division and steel dauphine hands. Its very elegant white-gold case is the perfect representation of Patek’s way of intending a wristwatch that could fit a male wrist for gala occasions.