144 Patek Philippe Outstanding and Extremely Rare, Chronograph Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Breguet Numbers Dial, With Extract from the Archives, Reference 130

Estimate: €50,000 –⁠ 100,000

Sold €65,000

Model: Chronograph
Reference: 130
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1943
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 13
Case N°: 635776
Movement N°: 863330
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 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 side lug, similar to when this watch left the factory 80 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 ageing, it’s a one-in-a-lifetime opportunity. This watch is also provided with the extract from the archives confirming its production in gold in 1943 and subsequent sale on the 27th of June 1945.