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.
Saturday 23 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 1 to 103
Sunday 24 April at 10:30 a.m. – lots 104 to 181
Sunday 24 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 182 to 273
170 Patek Philippe Very Attractive, Chronograph Wristwatch in Gold, Breguet Numbers Dial, Reference 130, Property of an Italian Collector for Over 30 Years, With Extract from the Archive
Estimate: € 40,000 – 80,000
Sold € 65,000
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Case N°: 644 885
Movement N°: 863 859
Dimensions: 33 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
When someone thinks about one of the most iconic and recognizable chronographs that came out from Patek Philippe industries, immediately the thought can only go to the unmistakable reference 130. Produced from 1934 until the”60s, it was a perfect example of the dominant style in those times for watches: small (given its diameter is 33 mm), thin, elegant and careful to the smallest detail, this watch is also extremely appreciated and much sought after by collectors and enthusiasts. Of course, then there are more fascinating versions of others, with details and features that are rarer and difficult to find: this 18k yellow gold is one of the nicest that have appeared at auction in recent times. When looking at the dial, one is immediately drawn to the applied gold Breguet numbers, beautifully set against the immaculately preserved silvered dial. With raised enamel, the manufacturer’s signature and scales represent the firm’s skill of production. Furthermore, the case is also exceedingly well preserved, highlighted in the hallmark on the back lug, similar to when this watch left the factory 50 years ago, adding further charm to the case with slim bezel and elongated curved lugs. With its unmistakable Calatrava style, this wristwatch, together with the features that compose it and it’s fantastic aging, it’s a one-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Moreover the lot offered here comes directly from the personal collection of an important Italian collector that keep the watch for more than 35 years.