Exclusive Timepieces 21 –⁠ 22 October 2023 | Monaco

Auction Details

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

70 Patek Philippe Extremely Rare and Attractive, Calatrava, Wristwatch in Pink Gold, Pink Dial, With Extract from the Archives, Reference 570

Estimate: € 15,000 –⁠ 30,000

Sold € 32,500

Model: Calatrava
Reference: 570
Case Material: Pink Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1945
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 12–120
Case N°: 299786
Movement N°: 927 720
Dimensions: 35 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case
Accessories: Extract from the Archives

The reference 570 was one of the first, among the many produced during the history of Patek Philippe, to be detached in a decisive and evident way from those that were the fashions of the period. Produced since 1938, this reference represents the first model with the unmistakable Calatrava style to be made in an oversize shape given its 35 mm diameter. Absolutely in contrast with its smaller sister, the reference 96, similar in style but much smaller with a width of 30 mm, the 570 became the largest time-only watch to join the Patek Philippe roster, remaining in production until 1972. This elegant model was made using various materials: mainly produced in yellow gold, there are some and very rare specimens in rose gold, white gold, stainless steel and platinum. Not only that, because even the dials had numerous variations, both in terms of colors and types of indexes that could be baton, dot or the always very appreciated and sought after Breguet numbers. The lot here offered probably presents one of the most beautiful and fascinating combinations that can be found: that of pink-on-pink. This 18k rose gold, large case is one of the most charismatic examples coming to the auction market in recent years still in a very good state of preservation showing two sharp hallmarks to the back which are so deep and crisp. The spectacular rose dial features the subsidiary seconds at 6 o’clock with applied pink gold Arabic and dot numerals and the long signature Patek Philippe & Co — Geneve. Given the considerable storage conditions it can be said that this beautiful watch has been impeccably preserved throughout its life, making it an absolutely remarkable piece worthy of being purchased. Accompanied by a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in pink gold with pink dial and gold hour markers in 1945 and its subsequent sale on 23 February 1946.