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Stock # SKU19939
Stock # 19939
Model Name Chronograph
Model Ref # 1463
Condition Mint
Gender Mens
Movement Manual
Case 18K Yellow Gold
Case Shape Round
Case Size 35mm x 13mm
Band / Strap Strap
Dial Silver
Caseback Solid
Complications Chronograph
Year 1940's
Additional Information
Patek Philippe collectors consider the reference 1463 vintage chronograph to be among Patek’s most important watches. Introduced in 1940, this chronograph has a unique profile, owing to the highly domed crystal and massive screw back. In a family of otherwise dressy Patek chronographs, the 1463 is sporty looking. While ‘sporty’ and ‘chronograph’ go hand in hand these days, this watch’s massive construction was revolutionary in its day. The screw back introduced a water and dirt resistance otherwise unknown in the 1940s.

Original case is 18k yellow gold with dimensions of 35mm diameter by 13mm thick. From lug tip to lug tip, this watch measures 43.2mm. As mentioned, the caseback is threaded and screws down into the center part of the case. This was Patek’s first chronograph to implement the screw back, so as to achieve increased water resistance. The round pump style chronograph pushers have a sunburst pattern engraving.

Original untouched silver dial featuring applied hour markers along with applied roman numerals ‘XII’ and ‘VI’, the dial also a seconds chapter and tachymeter scale, sunken subdials (for seconds and chronograph 30 minute totalizer), blued chronograph hands and golden leaf style main hands. The dial is 100% original, untouched and clean.

Movement is the manual winding Patek Philippe chronograph Caliber 13-130 with 23 jewels, column wheel construction, and adjusted to 8 (!) positions. Movement is clean and running.

Strap is a Patek Philippe alligator with Patek tang buckle.

This is an amazing vintage Patek Philippe chronograph and a highly collectable watch.
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