A wide and extremely attractive selection of collectible timepieces from leading collectors, such as Goldberger with the third part of the famous “Rolex Connoisseur Collection”. Also offered: an assortment of the most sought-after contemporary watches such as the platinum Patek Philippe Nautilus, some very rare examples of the Royal Oak, a single owner’s collection of extraordinary Stella dials Rolex DayDates.
Saturday 23 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 1 to 103
Sunday 24 April at 10:30 a.m. – lots 104 to 181
Sunday 24 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 182 to 273
248 Patek Philippe Sought After and Attractive, Calatrava, Wristwatch in Pink-gold, With Pink Dial, Reference 570, With Extract from Archives
Estimate: € 28,000 – 50,000
Sold € 46,800
Case Material: Pink Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Case N°: 296981
Movement N°: 920886
Dimensions: 35 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
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 35 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. 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 large gold case is one of the most charismatic examples coming to the auction market in recent years. The spectacular rose dial features the subsidiary seconds at 6 o’clock with applied pink gold Arabic and dot numbers and the long signature Patek Philippe & Co—Geneve. 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 1941 and its subsequent sale on 25 August 1941.