Vintage Patek Philippe watch could fetch £65,000 at auction

An “extremely rare” Patek Philippe watch could fetch in excess of £65,000 at Fellows Auctioneers.

Lot 185 in Fellows’ upcoming Watch Sale, taking place on Tuesday 13 August 2019, is the 18ct yellow gold chronograph wrist watch which has been dubbed “spider lugs” due to its unusual back.

According to Fellows it is “rare” to find one in such good condition. The watch dates back to 1952 and is estimated at £55,000 – £75,000.

This yellow gold Patek Philippe has a larger diameter (36mm) than the majority of vintage pieces, which “complements” its appearance.

It also has a silvered sunburst dial with applied pyramid hour markers, Arabic numeral six and 12, subsidiary sunken recorder dials to three and nine, with an outer tachymeter track.

Laura Bishop, watch manager at Fellows Auctioneers, said: “We are very honoured to have such a rare and special watch up for sale with us. In my time at Fellows we have never had such an exciting Patek Philippe watch go through one of our sales.

“I can’t wait to see how it does in relation to the estimate we have put on it. The fact that it comes with an extract from the archive makes this watch an irresistible watch for collectors. I can’t wait to watch the bidding unfold for this extraordinary watch.”

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