Lot 63Patek Philippe, Gold Chronograph Wristwatch, Ref. 1463
18 kt., manual wind, centering a silver-tone circular dial with applied gold baton indexes, baton hands, blued steel chronograph hand, subsidiary dials for constant seconds and 30-minute register, outer minute and tachometer scale, within a bright polished case with two round chronograph pushers and screw-down case back, diameter approximately 35 mm., completed by an aftermarket gold mesh bracelet with personal monogrammed clasp, dial, movement and case signed Patek Philippe & Co., Geneve, movement with Geneva seal and frosted metal dust cover, no. 869014, 23 jewels, 8 adjustments, cal. 13-130, case no. 2615198, circa 1950/55. With Patek Philippe service box.
Examples of Reference 1463 were limited to a production run of 750 pieces.
This model was the first chronograph wristwatch Patek Philippe manufactured that was waterproof with its screw-down back case and gasket.
This model had a manufacturing run from 1940 until sometime in 1969. It was the last chronograph wristwatch Patek Philippe made until the emergence of Reference 5070 in 1998.
From the Estate of Ralph W. Burger, former President of the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company (A & P).
A gift upon his retirement in 1960, from John A. Hartford, Chairman of the Board.
C Property of a New York State Collector
Sold for $137,500
The movement is currently running, but not guaranteed to be in working order.
Engraved on reverse of case: "TO RALPH BURGER CHAIRMAN & PRESIDENT OF THE GREAT ATLANTIC & PACIFIC TEA CO. FROM BOARD OF DIRECTORS FIFTY YEARS OF SERVICE NOV. 1911-1961".
Case diameter 1 3/8 inches.
Afermarket bracelet with deployant clasp: width 5/8 inch.
Monogram R.W.B. engraved on clasp.
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