205 Patek Philippe Very Fine and Attractive “Tasti Tondi”, Chronograph Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, With Tachymeter Scale Dial, Reference 1463

Estimate: €90,000 –⁠ 180,000

Sold (Premium)€117,000

Model: Tasti Tondi
Reference: 1463
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1950s
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 13
Case N°: 2607611
Movement N°: 868963
Dimensions: 34.5 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Extract from the Archives

Very few references produced by Patek Philippe are capable of making the heart of every single vintage watch lover beat faster. The waterproof chronograph reference 1463 is easily one of the most desirable vintage watches in the world. It is, after all, a Patek Philippe, with a screw-back case and a muscular feel on the wrist with round pushers. It is a true mid-century watch, and was actually in some way, the predecessor to even the 5070. Launched in 1940 and remained in production until 1965, this reference was ahead of its time as it is the only vintage chronograph model by Patek Philippe fitted with a water-resistant case and round chronograph pushers. The overall condition of the present “Tasti Tondi” is so incredibly good and original with such a nice patina that it makes perfect sense to wonder how much this watch has actually ever been worn in all these years. Moreover, the present 1463 is not only extremely rare for the beauty and preservation of the case but also because it is one of only a tiny handful of 1463s with a luminous dial. The hard enamel signature and scales contrast wonderfully against the rest of the dial, which is enhanced with a champagne patina, giving it so much depth and charisma. A Patek Philippe chronograph of such beauty, and rarity, but also wearability, is an extremely rare appearance on the market, and should not be missed.