Rare Patek Philippe watches to lure collectors at Christie’s
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Rare Patek Philippe watches to lure collectors at Christie’s

Rare Patek Philippe watches to lure collectors at Christie’s
patek philippe watches Patek Philippe watches have always been admired by the lovers and collectors of vintage watches, and they are always the highlight of the antique watch auction world. At its upcoming May 16 sale of Important Watches in Geneva, Christie’s will offer a range of rare Patek Philippe watches, which are being expected to start a bidding war among connoisseurs. For those who have the riches to deck their wrist with a Patek Philippe watch, the highlights from the sale include… 1. Patek Philippe circa 1928 patek philippe circa 1928 Estimate: $1.7 million - $2.9 million Movement no. 198'207 Case no. 608'751 This is an extremely fine and possibly unique 18K white gold cushion-shaped single button chronograph wristwatch with vertically positioned register, silvered matte dial and applied white gold Breguet numerals. This rare watch is the only example of a single-button chronograph by Patek Philippe cased in white gold. 2. Patek Philippe circa 1948 patek philippe circa 1948 Estimate: $820,057 - $1.1 million Ref. 1518 Movement no. 867'525 Case no. 653'822 This is an 18K pink gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moon phases, pink dial, applied pink gold Arabic numerals, date and moon phases and the back with engraved inscription P. de T. The reference 1518 is considered by many watch collectors to be the ultimate vintage complicated wristwatch. 3. Patek Philippe circa 1943 patek philippe circa 1943 Estimate: $585,755 - $937,208 Ref. 1579/1 Movement no. 863'154 Case no. 635'158 This rare Patek is a stainless steel and 18K gold chronograph wristwatch with champagne dial and stainless steel and gold Gay Frères link bracelet. Ref. 1579/1 boasts a distinctive masculine diameter of 36 mm and the elegantly facetted "spider-leg" lugs. To date, only two examples of reference 1579/1 are known to exist. 4. Patek Philippe circa 1955 patek philippe circa 1955 Estimate: $468,604 - $702,906 Ref. 2438/1 Movement no. 888'110 Case no. 687'975 This is a rare perpetual calendar wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, moon phases, screw back, luminous hands, luminous baton numerals and 18K pink gold Patek Philippe buckle. This watch is the earliest example of this celebrated reference in pink gold known to date. 5. Patek Philippe clock watch patek philippe clock watch Estimate: $351,453 - $585,755 Ref. 768 Movement No. 97'903 Case No. 678'103 Movement made in 1898 and encased in 1953 This is a fine 18K gold massive open-faced minute repeating keyless lever two-train carillon grande and petite sonnerie clock watch with original certificate. Never offered before at a public auction, this clock watch is in excellent condition. Via: Christie's
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