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1190. Patek Philippe An attractive, early and very rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with tachymeter scale 百達翡麗,型號1463,精細及非常罕有,精鋼計時腕錶,1942年製 本拍件為極罕見的精鋼版本第一代型號1463,品相十分良好, 完美呈現百達翡麗的古董時計之美。 Manufacturer Year

Patek Philippe 1942

Reference No. Movement No. Case No. Model Name Material Calibre

1463 863’094 625’766 Tasti Tondi Stainless steel Manual, cal. 13’’’, 23 jewels Bracelet/Strap Alligator Clasp/Buckle Patek Philippe stainless steel buckle Dimensions 35mm Diameter Signed

Case, dial and movement signed

Launched in the year of 1940, the Patek Philippe ref. 1463 is one of the most popular and coveted vintage chronographs nowadays thanks to its exceptionally robust case proportions, fne aesthetics and oversized chronograph pushers. Ahead of its time — the ref. 1463 was the only vintage chronograph wristwatch, in addition to the elusive ref. 1563, created by Patek Philippe that was ftted with a water-resistant case, screw-down caseback and round chronograph pushers.

Estimate

HKD 1,500,000-2,500,000 USD 192,000-321,000 Accessories With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confrming the production of the present watch with tachometer scale in 1942 and its subsequent sale on July 5th, 1945 Literature For another example of the stainless steel 1463A see, John Goldberger book, “Patek Philippe Steel Watches”, p. 281.

The present example comes from the family of the original owner, who was an accomplished ofcer in the U.S. Army Air Corps, having participated in the Normandy invasion during World War II, having fown elements of the 101st airborne into Sainte Mère-Èglise. An ofcer and a gentleman, he always purchased the absolute best products he could aford, and would only have it serviced at Patek Philippe in Geneva knowing that the higher cost was worth it to ensure the best possible performance. The case, made by Taubert Frères, features noteworthy design elements seen only on the earliest production examples, produced until approximately 1943. The diferences are remarkable compared with later examples. Its lugs are shorter and thinner, extending out from the case, compared to the downturned lugs found on later examples. The stepped bezel is also unique to these early versions, rising higher than the bezels found on regular production examples. A charismatic collector’s watch, this early, lovingly cared for timepiece is an extraordinary fnd and a worthy addition to a collection of distinction.

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