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.

210 Patek Philippe A possibly unique and very elegant Patek Philippe reference 1598 in 18k pink gold with fancy lugs

Estimate: € 18,000 –⁠ 30,000

Sold € 37,700

Lot Description

Model: Calatrava
Material: pink gold
Reference N°: 1598
Case N°: 509574
Movement N°: 928433
Bracelet: leather strap
Dimensions: 36 mm
Accessories: the extract from the archives has been requested

It is always difficult to find a watch fresh to the market, especially when we speak about Patek Philippe. For this reason we are really happy to offer you this very elegant and possibly unique Patek Philippe reference 1598. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first example of this specific reference to go to auction, moreover its characteristics make this watch a very desirable wristwatch. This watch is considered one of the most important pieces in Patek Philippe’s history by many collectors and historians. This “pink-on-pink” version with its elegant pink dial with long signature Patek Philippe & Co that blends pleasantly with the sensual shape of the case, gives the current watch an elegance at first sight and represents a real gem from collection. The conditions of the dial are perfectly well preserved with nice dot and pyramid indexes and baton hands. The case, well preserved as well, shows a principle of oxidation at the conjunction between the glass and the edges but the most fascinating details are certainly the fancy handles with their absolutely particular and unusual shape so masterfully sculpted that one cannot mistake their elegance as a design of vintage Patek Philippe excellence. Absolute example of skill and imagination, this Calatrava represents an almost unique opportunity to purchase an object never seen before.