Exclusive Timepieces & Jewels 17 July 2019 | Monaco LOT 60
Patek Philippe A very unusual and very rare Patek Philippe reference 522 rectangular curved wristwatch in stainless steel and pink gold retailed by Casa Masson
Estimate € 8,000 – 15,000
Model: Patek Philippe Rectangular Retailed by Casa Masson
Material: stainless steel and rose gold
Reference N°: 522
Case N°: 624295
Movement N°: 834721
Bracelet: leather strap
Dimensions: 23 mm x 44 mm
Accessories: Extract from the archives
With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in steel and rose gold with silvered dial, applied rose gold hour markers in 1941 and its subsequent sale on 30 March 1942.
The elegant and unmistakable Patek Philipe watches design has characterized the brand of Swiss-Polish origin throughout its history, but above all in the early years in which devoted itself to the production of shaped wristwatches. The reference 522, such as the present watch, distinguishes itself for its elegant Art Deco-style case and was in production from around 1937 until circa 1943. To the best of our knowledge, the present watch is one of only 6 two color gold pieces known on the market and with all the probability the only one carrying the notorious Brazilian retailer Casa Masson. Of all those present in South America, often pass unnoticed the retailers in Brazil and Casa Masson, originally from São Paulo, is one of the oldest with over 120 years of history. While Breitling bearing the Casa Masson signature on the dials are more common, Patek Philippe with the same wording are extremely difficult to find, therefore, combining this rare peculiarity together with the particular and very unusual structure of the case made of steel and rose gold edges, the logival conclusion is that the present watch is a very desirable object and deserves to be part of any collection that respects itself.