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Phillips Hong Kong Auction: Vintage

Highlights from the Phillips Hong Kong Watch Auction: Six. Including an extremely rare 18k pink-gold Patek Philippe wristwatch, ref. 2438/1, circa 1959. The auction will take place at the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong on 29th Mat, 2018 and will feature pieces from both vintage as well as contemporary collections. Here we present the Vintage collection.

Vintage: Patek Philippe Reference 2438/1, circa 1959.

A rare 18k pink-gold Patek Philippe perpetual calendar wristwatch with centre seconds, moon phases, screw back, certificate, invoice, and box. “In production from 1952 to 1963, the present example is the waterproof twin of reference 2497. Coming from an important private Swiss collector, the watch bears remarkable history: it comes with the original certificate and even the original purchase invoice, documenting the fact that it was acquired at the Geneva Salon on 4th April 1970 for CHF 6,490. The rarity of this reference 2438/1 is represented by its pink gold configuration as compared with the standard yellow god counterpart. It is believed that the overall production of pink gold 2438 was extremely limited, probably slightly more than 10 examples”, says Thomas Perazzi, Head of Watches, Phillips, Asia.

Vintage: Rolex “Sea-Dweller” Reference 1665.

An extremely rare, very early (1967) and highly important stainless steel automatic diver's wristwatch with no gas-escape valve, centre seconds, date and bracelet. According to research, there are less than ten known pieces available overall.

Vintage: Patek Philippe Reference 1518

A fine yellow gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moon phases, bracelet, certificate, and additional documents. Made circa 1945. The watch is coming directly from the original owner and is one of the earliest examples of the 1518. This piece is accompanied by almost all of the original documents possible – from the 1945 catalogue and price list to two insruction leaflets and multiple extracts from the archives.

Vintage: Rolex Reference 6263 “The Panda”

A rare and attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with a “Paul NewmanPanda” dial and bracelet, made circa 1971.

Vintage: Patek Philippe Solar Clock “The Jungle”

A unique gilt brass solar power dome table clock with a cloisonne enamel scene “La Jungle” by Mme. Pellarin, along with a fitted presentation box and the original certificate of origin, made circa 1957. Coming from an important Swiss collector, this whimsical dome clock is an early example of the limited-edition pieces which were first introduced by the brand in 1953.

Vintage: Patek Philippe Reference 880

A yellow-gold minute repeating perpetual calendar open face pocket watch with moonphase 24-hour indication and original certificate of origin, made circa 1981. Fresh to the market and in its original condition, this watch features a clean sigma dial with gold markers, enhanced by the red numbering of the 24-hour, leap year and subsidiary seconds indication. This is the fifth known example to be offered to auction.

 

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