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

88 Patek Philippe Very Fine and Attractive, Spider Lugs, Wristwatch in Pink Gold, Pink Dial, With Extract from the Archives, Reference 1578

Estimate: € 6,000 –⁠ 12,000

Sold € 11,700

Model: Spider Lugs
Reference: 1578
Case Material: Pink Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1952
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 12 ″'120
Case N°: 668 547
Movement N°: 969 814
Dimensions: 35 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case
Accessories: Extract from the Archives

Patek Philippe has always been very careful to the needs and demands of its customers: the 1579 is in fact the chronograph version of 1578 which, instead, is a “time-only” watch yet the case that makes them up has the same design except, of course, for the two chronometric pushers. The model offered here is a beautiful and rare specimen of 1578, also known as “spider lugs” or alternatively called “anse a ragno” by Italians collectors for the particular profile of the case that reminds precisely that of a spider. The lugs of this watch have in fact an absolutely unusual shape, characterized by very prominent edges which, over time, tend to wear out. It’s still very fresh and nicely preserved case has been manufactured in pink gold. Excellently aged, this dial features dagger and Arabic numerals in pink gold that match perfectly the pink color background. It is completed by the separate seconds counter at 6 o’clock, the closed external track for minutes, and the short Patek signature at 12 o’clock. Its iconic look, technical proficiency and overall rarity make this piece highly appealing. The watch comes with the extract from the archives confirming material, production in 1952 and subsequent sale on 26 June 1952.