Patek Philippe Ref. 1480

This is Patek Philippe as we love to see it. This rectangular model dates back to ca. 1944 and it is absolutely gorgeous.

Just have a look at the contrast between the sharp angular case and the curvaceous oversized lugs. Or look at the case back, curved to fit the wrist comfortably.

This Patek is powered by a manually wound tonneau-shaped caliber 9-90HW.

Available now at Reestraat 3 in Amsterdam.

€ 12.000

Availability: In stock

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Details
Brand Patek Philippe
Diameter 23 x 30 mm
Reference 1480
Bracelet/strap: Leather
Year of production (circa) 1944
Buckle/clasp Aftermarket plated
Material Steel
Lug Width 16 mm
Crystal Sapphire
Set Content Watch only
Dial color Black
Warranty 2 year (AWCo)
Movement Automatic
Backstory

All the way back in 1839, Franciszek Czapek and Antoni Patek founded Patek, Czapek & Cie. in Geneva. The two Polish watchmakers manufactured pocket watches until an argument drove them apart in 1845. Patek teamed up with French watchmaker Adrien Philippe and in 1851, Patek, Philippe & Cie. was officially registered and the story of arguably the finest of watch manufacturers was truly underway.

The company would amass an impressive array of firsts and records. Among which the first perpetual calendar pocket watch, first split-second chronograph wristwatch, first perpetual calendar wristwatch and for twenty-seven years they held the record for most complicated watch movement: 33 complications.

Yes, we have entered the realm of haute horology.

The house registered its Calatrava cross logo in 1887. The Calatrava would later become one of the brand’s celebrated collections and even a design template for other brands.

Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet and Vacheron Constantin form what is lovingly referred to as the Holy trinity of watchmaking. Three houses that specialized in haute horology, pushing the boundaries of mechanical watchmaking, decoration and finishing techniques.

Much like Rolex and Omega rule the everyday-watch category, the Holy trinity rules haute horology. A sentiment reflected in Patek’s motto since 1996: You never actually own a Patek Philippe. You merely look after it for the next generation.

Shipping
Of course it is of the utmost importance to get your purchase to your doorstep safely. Therefore, we ship all our packages insured worldwide.
We do our best to handle packages as soon as possible. This could take a max. of 3 working days. Note that the delivery times commence the day of dispatch.
Unfortunately, we cannot be held responsible for any delays caused by destination customs clearance processes, local duties and taxes, and items that are lost in transit. 
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Brand

Patek Philippe

Reference

1480

Year of production (circa)

1944

Material

Steel

Crystal

Sapphire

Dial color

Black

Movement

Automatic

Diameter

23 x 30 mm

Bracelet/strap:

Leather

Buckle/clasp

Aftermarket plated

Lug Width

16 mm

Set Content

Watch only