Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18K rose gold manual wind chronograph bracelet watch Ref: 1579, Sold 19th January 1954

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Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18K rose gold manual wind chronograph bracelet watch
Ref: 1579, Sold 19th January 1954

US$ 70,000 - 90,000
£ 53,000 - 68,000

The Art of Time

21 Aug 2020, 11:00 EDT

New York

Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18K rose gold manual wind chronograph bracelet watch
Reference: 1579
Date: Sold 19th January 1954
Movement: 23-jewel manual wind, adjusted to 8 positions, No.868433
Dial: Silvered, applied pyramid hour markers, Arabic numeral quarters, outer 1/5th second divisions with Arabic numeral 5 minute markers, outer tachymetre scale, subsidiary dials at 3 and 9 for constant seconds and 30 minute recording, polished leaf hands, blued steel chronograph hand
Case: Polished round, snap on back, crown flanked by rectangular twin pushers, down-turned faceted 'spider' lugs, No.674429
Strap/Bracelet: Fitted 18K rose gold
Buckle/Clasp: 18K rose gold folding clasp
Signed: Case, dial & movement
Size: 36mm
Accompaniments: Patek Philippe box, Extract from the Archives

Footnotes

  • Launched at the Basel fair in 1943, the 36mm Patek Philippe was the largest chronograph from the watchmakers at the time. In the approximately 20 years that the watch was in production only 470 were constructed.

    The case, designed by Wenger, one of Geneva's best case makers, is noted for its thick bezel, legible dial, and mostly for it faceted downturned lugs, affectionately known as "spider lugs." The dials on these watches were provided by Stern Frères and the movements were based on the Valjoux 13''' ébauche, renamed by Patek Philippe as calibre 13-130 after they were finished to the highest standards by their workshop.

    There are two standard series of reference 1579:

    -1st series: from 1943 to 1949 bearing Arabic and baton numerals with baton or feuille hands
    -2nd series: from 1950 to 1964 bearing Arabic and square numerals with feuille hands
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Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18K rose gold manual wind chronograph bracelet watch Ref: 1579, Sold 19th January 1954
Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18K rose gold manual wind chronograph bracelet watch Ref: 1579, Sold 19th January 1954
Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18K rose gold manual wind chronograph bracelet watch Ref: 1579, Sold 19th January 1954
Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18K rose gold manual wind chronograph bracelet watch Ref: 1579, Sold 19th January 1954
Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18K rose gold manual wind chronograph bracelet watch Ref: 1579, Sold 19th January 1954
Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18K rose gold manual wind chronograph bracelet watch Ref: 1579, Sold 19th January 1954
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