Description

    Patek Philippe Men's Gold Ref. 1579 Chronograph Wristwatch with Register, circa 1950
    Case: 36 mm, 18k yellow gold, massive three body case, No. 668581, faceted tear drop lugs, inclined bezel, rectangular push buttons, knurled crown, personalization on back
    Dial: satin finished silvered with gold Arabic numerals and applied pyramidal indexes, gilt "Feuille" hands, blued steel center sweep seconds hand, outer tachometer scale, subsidiary seconds at nine, thirty minute register at three
    Movement: 23 jewels, manual wind, 8 adjustments, #868219, nickel with rhodium finish, straight line lever escapement, Breguet hairspring, caliber 13L, gold lettering
    Band: a new signed Patek Philippe black alligator strap completed by a signed Patek Philippe 18k yellow gold buckle and tang finishes the watch
    Signed: Patek Philippe on the dial, movement, case, strap and buckle
    Note: The original Patek Philippe watch case, certificate in original envelope, and an additional extract from the Patek Philippe archives accompanies the watch.


    Condition Report*:

    Type: Patek Philippe Men's 18k Gold Chronograph Wristwatch with Register
    Signed: triple signed Patek Philippe & Co. Geneve
    Model: Ref. 1579, minute recorder chronograph
    Dial: satin finish silvered, gold applied numerals
    Hands; gilt feuille
    Metal: 18k yellow gold
    Gram Weight: 54.60 grams
    Case No: 668581
    Case Info: three body, inclined bezel, teardrop lugs
    Case Length: 42 mm (lug to lug)
    Case Width: 36 mm
    Thickness: 12.5 mm
    Crystal: plastic
    Watch Movement: #868219, nickel, 23 jewels, eight adjustments, manual wind, nickel, straight line lever escapement, Breguet hairspring, rhodium plated, gold lettering
    Band: new Patek Philippe band and 18k buckle
    Circa: 1952
    Condition: Good, watch is in working order, minor damage spot on dial near twelve, dial refreshed, case shows wear on back with personalization, movement good but lacking regulator whip
    Stones: none
    Notes: Accompanied by original box, as well as archive extract. Case back personalized, A.F.R. Junio

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    May, 2008
    20th Tuesday
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