Exclusive Timepieces & Jewels 17 July 2019 | Monaco LOT 41
Patek Philippe An extremely rare and attractive Patek Philippe reference 130 in 18k rose gold with unusual champagne dial with tachymeter scale
Estimate € 50,000 – 100,000
Material: rose gold
Reference N°: 130
Case N°: 667666
Movement N°: 868309
Bracelet: leather strap
Dimensions: 33 mm
Accessories: Extract from the archives
When someone thinks about one of the most iconic and recognizable chronographs that came out from Patek Philippe industries, immediately the thought can only go to the unmistakable reference 130. Produced from 1934 until the ’60s, it was a perfect example of the dominant style in those times for watches: small (given its diameter is 33 mm), thin, elegant and attentive to the smallest detail, this watch is also extremely appreciated and much sought after by collectors and enthusiasts. Of course, then there are more fascinating versions of others, with details and features that are rarer and difficult to find: among these special examples, the present 130 that we are pleased to offer you within this auction can easily be inserted in this list. The 18k rose gold is in good conditions, its elongated and curved lugs and slim bezel are well preserved as well together with the chronograph pushers. The dial is something amazing for its stunning champagne color and the extremely nice conditions: it is very rare to find a champagne dial but is even more difficult to find one such as the present one, the tachymeter scale still stands out perfectly with the tridimensional composition of the paint, the subsidiary dial are still clear and the applied pink gold baton and Roman numerals are totally fresh. Today icon in horology for its clean lines with slightly curved lugs that remain elegant and masculine, this very watch is one of the symbols of Patek Philippe history. For a similar example please see lots 115, 194, 211 in this auction.
Accompanied by a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in rose gold with silvered dial and gold Roman hour markers at 6 and 12 in 1952 and its subsequent sale on 28 February 1953.