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

176 Patek Philippe Very Fine and Unusual, Hooded Mobile Lugs Wristwatch in Pink-gold, With Pink Dial, Reference 1534

Estimate: € 15,000 –⁠ 30,000

Sold € 32,500

Lot Description

Model: Hooded Mobile Lugs
Reference: 1534
Case Material: Pink Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1943
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 12“'
Case N°: 630 066
Movement N°: 923 320
Dimensions: 35 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

In the 1940s, Patek Philippe decides to dare with a new gradual process of design experimentalism which was able to provide his clients something different from the classical designs. The pick was probably reached in the ’50s with whimsical creations such as the Gilbert Albert-designed pieces or the 2442. Anyway, almost a decade earlier, at the beginning of the ’40s some other forerunner creations were forged in Patek’s laboratories such as the “Top Hat” 1450 or the “The Hour Glass” 1593 but among those with still the classic circular case the reference 1534 with its elegant lug design is a remarkable piece. Ref. 1534 was launched in 1942, in produced until 1947 and is believed then only very few examples have been produced and only 10 in pink gold such as the present lot. Nicely preserved, it is, of course, characterized by its unmistakable and unprecedented hooded mobile lugs, with still very deep steps. Further embellished with a pink dial, applied Roman numbers and seconds at 6 o’clock, this very specimen is the perfect piece for collectors who want to stand for the peculiarity of their watches.