Patek Philippe is a brand that has been in the high-quality luxury watch business for over a century. Quality, innovation and complications have been the hallmarks of the brand. The examples here were introduced to the world more than 50 years ago. Here are the top ten vintage Patek Philippe watches money can buy.
10. Patek Philippe Platinum Reference 34424P
Price available upon request
The Platinum Reference 34424P was manufactured and sold in 1961. Only four of them were made. It is the design of Gilbert Albert, who worked at Patek Philippe. The watch is extremely rare due to its limited number. The case measures 38.4mm in diameter. It is made of platinum material with a silver dial with diagonally painted black hour markers. This vintage watch is powered by a caliber 8. ”1 85 movements.
9. Patek Philippe Vintage Swiss Geneve mechanical unisex watch in 18 carat yellow gold Ref. # 3491
Price: $ 6,450
Ref 3491 was manufactured in 1967. The watch turned 53 in 2020. It features a case measuring 27mm x 27mm and is crafted from 18k yellow gold with a matching genuine gold bracelet. The dial is made of solid 18k gold. The crown is signed and the dial is protected with a sapphire crystal. It works with an 18 jewels mechanical movement. We found an example for sale in excellent, almost perfect condition.
8. 1959 Patek Philippe Calatrava Ref 2589
Price: $ 7,590
The Calatrava Reference 2589 emerged in 1959. The watch features an 18k yellow gold case with a round bombe style. The case is 37mm long and 32.5mm in diameter. The inner case back features the Patek Philippe & Co Geneve Swiss engraving with the reference number. The crown is made of gold and features the Calatrava cross in relief. The movement is an in-house Patek Philippe 23-300 manual winding movement with 18 jewels and stamp of Geneva stamped on the main plate and the train bridge with a power reserve of over 40 hours. The dial is off-white with hour markers in an 18k gold rod design with gold indexes and hands. A mineral glass crystal covers the dial and protects the movement underneath.
7. Patek Philippe Early No. 8 Cushion vintage watch, circa 1923
Price: $ 16,000
The Patek Philippe Early No. 8 is an antique triple signature watch. It is nearly a century old and features a signed 18k gold case that measures 38mm x 30mm wide and 8mm thick. This Swiss-made watch is an excellent example of the quality of the brand at the beginning of the 20th century. The dial is white porcelain enamel with hour markers and radius hands. The power source is a hand-wound 12 ″ caliber movement. The straps are interchangeable with hinged lugs that are rare for their time.
6. Patek Philippe Manta-Ray Reference 2554 / 7J
Price: available upon request
The Manta Ray made its appearance in 1964. The case is made of 18k yellow gold and measures 28mm x 40mm wide. The dial also features 18k yellow gold with a unique texture pattern. The rectangular shape distinguishes this watch as an aesthetic example. It is powered by an internal 9-90 caliber manual winding movement.
5. Patek Philippe Vintage Reference 530 Chronograph
Price: $ 290,000
The Reference 530 was made in 1941. This vintage Patek Philippe features a case that is made of 18k gold with a width of 37mm. This is a somewhat rare piece with only 30 examples of the model produced between the late 1930s and late 1950s. The alternating mirror and brushed finish surfaces with oval-shaped chronograph pushers give it a unique aesthetic. The dial is silver with applied gold Arabic numerals and indexes. Feuille hands are also made of gold. Two subdials are recessed into the main dial displaying constant seconds and the 30-minute totalizer chronograph. The watch is powered by a hand-wound 13-130 caliber with Breguet balance spring, a micrometer regulator and 23 jewels.
4. Patek Philippe Reference 600 / 1R
Price: $ 45,000
The Reference 600 / 1R first appeared in 1956. The watch was designed in 1953, commissioned to commemorate a timepiece celebrating the life of King Saud Bin Abdulaziz al Saud. This rare watch features a pocket watch platform made of rose gold. Features an imported Wenger case. The dial is in darker amber or ivory colored enamel with an image of the king in his youth on top of the dial through the art and technical placement of Stern Freres for Patek Philippe. The 6001 / R has a collection of round and baguette cut rubies. Each setting …