The timepieces that we are offering at this auction are coming from all over the world and from some of the most prominent collections.
An incredibly impressive selection of truly rare Rolex Daytonas. A stunning and rare Cartier watch. A Patek Philippe in platinum from the 1920s, coming to auction for the first time, the John Goldberger Calatrava, which is one of the most sought-after reference 530s, to name but a few.
Session I: Saturday 21 October, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 108
Session II: Sunday 22 October, 10:30 AM – lots 109 to 172
Session III: Sunday 22 October, 2:30 PM – lots 173 to 281
172 Patek Philippe Absolutely Stunning and Coming from the Original Owner Family, Chronograph Wristwatch in Steel, Three-Tone Silvered Sector Color Dial, With Certificate of Origin and Box, Retailed by Astrua Torino, Reference 130
Estimate: € 125,000 – 250,000
Sold € 195,000
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Case N°: 504769
Movement N°: 860488
Dimensions: 33 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case
Accessories: Certificate of Origin, Box and Mr. Tortella and sons "deep-study" documentation
This is one of the most iconic and recognizable chronographs that came out from Patek Philippe industries: 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, thin, elegant and attentive to the smallest detail, this watch is also extremely appreciated and much sought after by collectors and enthusiasts. The present example is one among an exceedingly rare number of reference 130s cased in stainless steel since very few pieces have been produced with this special configuration. Moreover, the case construction of this model is slightly different than its precious metal counterparts: the lugs are slightly thicker but shorter in design. The dial variations were numerous and displayed a range of styles, from sector designs to pulsations scales. This is absolutely the case of the rarest version of the dial design: the sector dials are nowadays very sought after by collectors. Its steel 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 three tone silvered color. Further embellished with painted Arabic 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. We are grateful to Mr. Tortella and sons for the "deep-study" documentation.