116 Patek Philippe An attractive Patek Philippe rectangular wristwatch Tegola model, reference 1593 in pink gold.

Estimate: €15,000 –⁠ 30,000

Sold €18,200

Model: Tegola
Material: pink gold
Reference N°: 1593
Year: 1948
Case N°: 652785
Caliber: 9’90
Movement N°: 970599
Bracelet: leather strap
Dimensions: 41 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Extract from the archives

Accompanied by a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in rose gold with gold hour markers in 1948 and its subsequent sale on January 17th, 1949.

Patek Philippe is known as one of the most important watch makers all over the world: the example here offered is part of the reference 1593 also called by Italian collectors “Tegola” and is one of the best examples of the many rectangular watches ever produced by Patek. This reference has been launched in 1944 and with its 41 × 25 mm case represents one of Patek Philippe’s best rectangular designs ever produced, presenting a bold clean design foreshadowing a mid-century design aesthetic. Available for more than 20 years in various noble materials, this flared case in 18k pink gold has been preserved in crisp original condition, still retaining a perfectly visible stamped near the crown and is completed by the iconic sloping glass. The silvered dial is decorated with a nice applied dagger and Arabic numerals with seconds at 6’clock. The case, dial and movement are signed. This watch is really coveted for its large size and elegant refinement and absolutely a must-have for every Patek lover. For another similar example please see lot 208 in this auction.