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Patek Philippe 1518 pink on pink @ Phillips Auction – Bacs – Russo


  • 35mm pink gold case.
  • Pink gold dial (one of the well-known 12-1518 combining pink gold case and dial on a total of 281 pieces).
  • Produced in 1948, sold for Christmas 1948 (21/12/1948).
  • Perpetual calendar & chronograph (first serial wristwatch).
  • Calibre Patek 13’’’-130Q
  • Frequency  18000 bph for 42h of PwR.
  • On draft chrono Valjoux 23, newly decorated (different cut of the bridges, inward angles, ect...).
  • Additional QP plate.
  • Sale price CHF800000 – 1400000.

Les plus

  • Watchmaking without compromising on quality.
  • Flawlessness and restraint in the design.
  • Extremely rare piece, in a contest condition.
  • One of the most emblematic Patek.
  • Outstanding quality of the finishings (dial and movement).
  • Pink on pink, rare and a bit punk.
  • Beauty of details:  moon phase, counters cutting, sub-dials, etc…
  • Stunningly beautiful.

Les moins

  • A bit small according to contemporary criteria.
  • Gigantic sale price (but justified!).