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17 July 2019 | Monaco | Lot 42
Patek Philippe An extremely rare Patek Philippe reference 600 open face platinum watch with diamond-set hour markers, retailed by Serpico y Laino
Estimate € 6,000 – 12,000
Model: Pocket Watch Retailed By Serpico Y Laino
Material: platinium and diamonds
Reference N°: 600
Case N°: 677092
Movement N°: 891919
Dimensions: 43,5 mm
Accessories: Extract from the archives
With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with diamond hour markers in 1951 and its subsequent sale on 1 June 1953.
The reference 600, launched in 1933, remained in production until 1969 and although it is a time-only watch, it still represents one of the most desired modern style pocket watches ever produced. Made with all the 4 noble materials, this Patek Philippe 600 can be considered an absolute chimera for some of its characteristics that is difficult to find on other similar models. The material used of 600 references in platinum, like the present one, has been seen very few at auction, above if we consider the configuration of its dial similar. The 8 indexes made with brilliant-cut diamonds and 3 with baguette cut are immediately noticeable, but as a further demonstration of the rarity of this watch there is the special signature of Serpico y Laino Caracas. This retailer is the result of the union of the forces of two Italians who moved to Venezuela to find their own fortune who decided to open an activity that in the course of a few years became the reference point for Patek Philippe watch lovers on South American soil. According to the archives, there are only four known specimens with diamond indexes and the Serpico y Laino designation. Placed in excellent condition, it presents all the punches still perfectly fresh, yet another demonstration, as long as there is still need to supply others, of the beauty of this almost unique watch. For a similar model please see also the lot 37.