Patek Philippe Calatrava 18K Yellow Gold Ref. 1491J
Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
Reference Number: 1491J
Condition: Very good
Time Period: 1950s
Retail / Compare-At Price: n/a collector’s item
Our Best Price: $17,000
Movement: Manual winding
Case Material: 18K yellow gold
Case Diameter: 34 mm
Thickness: 8 mm
Water Resistance: -
Material Bezel: Fixed 18K yellow gold
Dial: Silver (minor surface discoloration spots due to age)
Dial Numerals: 18K yellow gold applied faceted baton (lapped) hour indices, outer perlé minute track around the outer rim
Bracelet color: Black
Bracelet Material: Leather
Clasp material: 18K yellow gold (Patek Philippe period the 1950s)
Hours, minutes, subsidiary seconds dial at 6 o'clock
Round-shaped case, brushed and polished
18K yellow gold applied dauphine-shaped hour/minute hands and leaf-shaped small second hand
Solid 18K yellow gold snap-on case back
18K yellow gold fancy scroll lugs
This Caliber 12''120 is a mechanical movement that is rhodium-plated, with fausses côtes decoration, a straight-line lever escapement, a cut bimetallic compensation balance, a blued steel Breguet balance spring, and swan-neck micrometer regulator. It is adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism, and five positions.
This model with scrolled lugs had a bold design that set it apart from the era's more traditional wristwatches.
This reference 1491 is nicknamed by collectors "Riccio," meaning lock as the scroll lugs are similar to a curly lock of hair. It is also called "Fernandel," like the French comedian, who proudly wore this reference.
Incomplete (no box, extract from the Patek Philippe archives on order)
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