1189. Patek Philippe A fne, very rare and attractive white gold wristwatch with sweep center seconds, silvered dial and presentation box 百達翡麗，型號570，精細及十分罕有，18K白金大三針腕錶， 1965年製。附錶盒和後補證書
Patek Philippe 1965
Reference No. Movement No. Case No. Material Calibre
570 711’712 318’908 18K white gold Manual, cal. 27 S C, 18 jewels Bracelet/Strap Alligator Clasp/Buckle 18K white gold buckle Dimensions 35mm Diameter Signed Case, dial and movement signed Estimate
HKD 160,000-235,000 USD 20,500-30,100 Accessories Further delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confrming the production of the present example in 1965 and its subsequent sale on 26th January 1966 and presentation box
The reference 570, was the frm’s frst oversized Calatrava model, housed in a 35 millimeter case launched in 1938, earning the nickname “Grande Calatrava”.
The production for the reference 570 lasted for over 34 years from 1938 till 1972. In comparison to the reference 96, Patek Philippe’s frst Calatrava model with a 30.5 millimeter case, the reference 570 bares a rather wearable case size even in today’s standards. The reference 570 can be classifed into three series, with the frst series featuring the caliber 12 120, followed by the second series which was introduced in 1950 with an upgraded caliber 12 400 and lastly the third series which was introduced in 1960 with a further upgraded caliber 27 AM 400. The present example is a second series reference 570 in white gold with a silvered dial. Produced in 1965, this present example houses the caliber 27 S C, which is witnessed in second series examples. The present example is presented in overall very good condition and still bearing its beautiful crisp case proportions.
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