One of the finest selections of vintage and contemporary watches we were able to put together. We tried to do our best to offer you extremely rare and well preserved collectable pieces of the best manufactures.
Session I: Saturday 22 October, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 104
Session II: Sunday 23 October, 10:30 AM – lots 105 to 179
Session III: Sunday 23 October, 2:30 PM – lots 180 to 271
242 Patek Philippe Absolutely Stunning and Very Rare, Chronograph Wristwatch in Pink Gold, With Two-Tone Patinated Pink Dial, Reference 130, Retailed by Astrua Torino, Extract from the Archives
Estimate: € 50,000 – 100,000
Sold € 74,100
Case Material: Pink Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Case N°: 617535
Movement N°: 862046
Dimensions: 33 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Extract from the Archives
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 the perfect example of the dominant style in those times for watches: small (given its diameter is 33 mm), thin, elegant and attentive to the smallest detail, this watch is also extremely appreciated and much sought after by collectors and enthusiasts. Of course, some pieces are more special than others for some details or provenance: among these special examples, the present 130 that we are pleased to offer within this auction can easily be inserted in this list. Its 18k pink gold case comes in great conditions, with elongated curved lugs and slim bezel well preserved such as the two rectangular chronograph pushers. The present one is definitely surprising since the dial has a patina that matches the case with a beautiful pink color. Further embellished with applied gold point and Roman numerals is important to underline the uncommon signature at six o’clock: ASTRUA TORINO. Vincenzo Astrua succeeded in opening his own workshop dedicated to the repair and sale of pendulums, pocket watches and, only a few years later, wristwatches in the Piedmontese capital, simply calling it with his surname Astrua. Astrua Torino has always been a master throughout the course of its centuries-old history and its prestige is witnessed by the presence of its firm on the rarest watches like the present lot.