Month: May 2013

Review Of Patek Philippe At 1518 At Christie’s New York Watches Auction

This is the Patek Philippe Ref.1518 gold antique watch, which will appear at Christie’s New York watch auction next week. This is a chronograph with perpetual calendar function, 35 mm in diameter, rare and rare.
   Patek Philippe Ref.1518 is the industry’s first perpetual calendar chronograph series. Between 1941 and 1954, Ref.1518 produced a total of 281 in 4 generations and was later replaced by Ref.2499. Not long ago, the Ref. 2499 platinum watch, once owned by British musician Eric Clapton, sold for an astonishing $ 3.6 million. Obviously, the Patek Philippe Ref. 2499 is more powerful in the auction market; but privately, the Ref. 1518 architecture is well-proportioned and harmonious, and its appearance is more outstanding.
   According to an excerpt from the Patek Philippe Archive, this watch was produced in 1951 and sold on 19th, 22nd, 1953, before its last appearance at an auction in 1987.
   One of the distinguishing features of this watch is that the speedometer on the outer ring is marked in miles (not the more common metric meter), and the date and month are also displayed in English. The inside of the case back is engraved with the Poinçon de Maître mark, which is also a Collective Responsibility Mark incorporated into Swiss law. According to the imprint, the watch case is made by Emile Vichet S.A in Geneva, this workshop is particularly good at making ultra-thin cases and Patek Philippe watch cases.
   It is reported that this antique Patek Philippe Ref.1518 perpetual calendar gold chronograph has a pre-sale estimate of 200,000 to 400,000 USD.

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