Patek Philippe Ref. 1527 (important 18K gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch)

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2015-06-26 10:43:29

Patek Philippe Ref. 1527 is a unique and historically important 18K gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moon phases and tonneau-shaped case

It is signed Patek Philippe & Co., Genève, ref. 1527, with movement no. 863'247, case no. 634'687, and was manufactured in 1943.

The watch

Ref. 1527 was described by international auctioneer Christie’s as “a unique and historically important 18K gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moon phases and tonneau-shaped case.”

It’s features include:

  • a Cal. 13''' nickel-finished lever movement stamped with the Geneva seal
  • 23 jewels
  • bimetallic compensation balance
  • silvered matte dial
  • applied gold Arabic numerals
  • outer railway five minute divisions and tachymetre scale
  • three subsidiary dials for constant seconds
  • 30 minutes register
  • date and moon phases
  • tonneau-shaped case
  • extended downturned lugs
  • snap on back
  • two rectangular chronograph buttons in the band
  • 18K gold Patek Philippe buckle
  • case
  • dial and movement signed
  • 37.6 mm. diameter

Notable sales

Ref. 1527 was auctioned by Christie’s Geneva in May 2010.

In the end, it realised CHF6,259,000 (then equivalent to $5,708,885). It was the highest price ever achieved by a watch at Christie's and second highest price for a wristwatch ever sold at auction.

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