Exclusive Timepieces & Jewels 17 –⁠ 18 July 2019 | Monaco

Auction Details

A Selection of Pure Vintage/Contemporary Timepieces and Rare Jewels. Our first auction with Davide Parmegiani.

Session 1 starting at 3 p.m.
Session 2 starting at 6 p.m.

192 Patek Philippe An extremely rare and attractive Patek Philippe reference 570 in 18K pink gold wristwatch with pink dial

Estimate: € 30,000 –⁠ 60,000

Sold € 40,300

Lot Description

Model: Calatrava
Material: Pink gold
Reference N°: 570
Year: 1945
Case N°: 299786
Caliber: 12"120
Movement N°: 927720
Bracelet: leather strap
Dimensions: 35
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 36 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 to 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 that we are really pleased to offer here probably offers 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 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 unique 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 1945.