1188. Patek Philippe A very fne and very rare stainless steel wristwatch with silvered dial and subsidiary seconds 百達翡麗，十分精細及罕有，型號565，精鋼小三針腕錶，1944年製。 附後補證書
Patek Philippe 1944
Reference No. Movement No. Case No. Material Calibre
565 925’207 634’093 Stainless steel Manual, cal. 12-120’’’, 18 jewels Bracelet/Strap Leather Clasp/Buckle Stainless steel pin buckle Dimensions 35mm Diameter Signed Case, dial and movement signed
First released by Patek Philippe in 1938 and in production until 1952, the model was their frst large size waterproof timepiece. The two-piece screw down back construction protected against humidity and water intrusion, along with the fact that the watch did not have a snap on bezel similar to other models of the period. The frst series featured the caliber 12’’’120 like the present watch, which was replaced in 1950 with the caliber 12’’’400.
HKD 220,000-400,000 USD 28,200-51,300 Accessories Further delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confrming the subsequent date of manufacture for this present example in 1944 and its subsequent date of sale on 17 July, 1944.
The present example in stainless steel is presented in nice overall condition. The case has strong proportions and while very lightly polished during a previous servicing it is a handsome watch that elegantly displays the look and feel of this classic model. It is a watch that is both sporty and dressy with a strong masculine appeal. The reference 565 is an iconic watch with a modern and contemporary look, which is as fresh today as it was eighty years ago.
Phillips presents THE HONG KONG WATCH AUCTION: EIGHT on 28 May 2019.