Watch Data

Platinum Watch no. -

Case: s/n; 417,880, Platinum

Dial: Platinum, Diamonds, signed Patek Philippe & Cie., Geneve

Movement: s/n; 860,613, round 16 ligne caliber, Eighteen (18) jewels, Three (3) Heat, Cold isochronism, Adjusted five (5) positions, Patek Philippe & Co., Geneve, Swiss, also used by CH Meylan

1937 - Niton, Geneva (still validating, ebauche and/or finished by CH Meylan, Niton or ?)

1938 - Patek Philippe & Co., Geneve

2020 - ebay seller mazalfortuna

Patek Philippe PLATINUM Pocket Watch Vintage From the 30's / 40's (393), Patek Philippe PLATINUM Pocket Watch Vintage From the 30's / 40's (393). Most probably one of the most precious and important pocket watch from Patek Philippe. All Platinum with 3 factory baguette diamonds and 8 factory round diamonds. Works perfectly. One Year MazalFortuna Warranty. Condition is Pre-owned.

Reference Number; 1stDibs: LU122581942 Elegant diamond and platinum pocket watch by Patek Philippe, circa 1960s. It features very high grade round and baguette cut diamonds at each hour. Manual wind movement. Ref. 600. Recent model sold for over $21000 at Christie's Watches online auction.

Patek Philippe Platinum Diamond Manual Pocket Watch Ref 600 About Patek Philippe (Designer) It shouldn’t be surprising that a Patek Philippe holds the world auction record for a watch ($31.2 million for a Patek Grandmaster Chime, sold at Christie’s Geneva last November, in case anyone’s wondering). Known for impeccable craftsmanship and some of the most complicated timepieces ever created, the brand is considered by many to be the height of fine watchmaking. The house was founded in Geneva in 1839 by Polish expats Antoni Patek and Franciszek Czapek. Czapek left the firm, and in 1845, Patek partnered with French watchmaker Jean Adrien Philippe. It was the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

Catering to the glitterati of Europe, the pair counted among their clients Tolstoy, Pope Pius IX and Queen Victoria, as well as Countess Koscowicz of Hungary, for whom they created the first Swiss-made wristwatch in 1868. They also had their eye on the American market and in 1851 entered an arrangement with Tiffany & Co. still in effect today.

During the Great Depression, brothers Jean and Charles Stern, who had previously supplied Patek Philippe with watch dials, bought the company, and it continues to be run by the Stern family today.

Under the Sterns, the house has developed some of its most famous models, including the Calatrava, an elegantly minimal dress watch introduced in 1932 and named for the Calatrava Cross (the company’s logo since 1887), and the Nautilus, the brand’s first sports watch, conceived by legendary designer Gérald Genta in 1976.

Despite the house’s longevity, it’s rumored that it has manufactured fewer than a million Patek watches, making each one all the more coveted.