|Size - diameter excluding winding crown:||35mm|
|Size - length including lugs:||42mm|
|Price:||Price on request|
The model 1463 of Patek Philippe is considered as one of the most important and collectible timepiece. It was introduced in the 1940’s bringing revolutionary feature like the screw back case allowing a water and dirt resistance but most importantly the first Patek water resistant chronograph. This 1963 reference 1463 comes with a round creamy dial and two sub dials at 3 o’clock for the minutes and 9 o’clock for the seconds. The hours are marked with gold batons and the minutes with black Arabic numerals every 5 minutes. On the edge of the bezel comes a tachymeter scaled up to 1000. The hands are in gold with baton design and with blue color for the chronograph hand and minute sub dial. The watch comes with an oversized crown and two pushers for the chronograph. The watch comes with a gold screw back numbered 2.629…. It has a black hand made crocodile Patek Philippe band “B” A11 and a Patek Philippe yellow gold buckle with all marks. The width between lugs is 18mm. The watch comes with the original box, archive and the Patek Philippe maintenance service invoice.
On May 1, 1839 the legendary watch company was founded in Geneva under the name of “Patek, Czapek & Co.”. In 1844, during an exhibition in Paris, Patek hears about a person named Jean Adrien Philippe who made an astonishingly thin pocket watch which could be wound and set without a key. Philippe became the technical director of the company the following year. In 1845, the company becomes “Patek & Co.” and in 1851 it got his final name “Patek Philippe & Co.” to reward the genius Jean Adrien. For the last 150 years, Patek is the pioneer for wristwatches. In 1927 comes the first perpetual calendar then the world time in 1937 and tourbillon in 1945. Since 1997, Patek produce 30,000 watches per year. In 2005, the company brought out an escape wheel made of monocrystalline silicon under the banner of “Advanced research” and then in 2006 by a silicon balance spring with the name “Spiromax”. Names are mythical like the Calatrava, World Time, Nautilus, just to name a few.
Manual winding chronograph with caliber 13, with 23 jewels, frequency of 18,000 semi-oscillations/hour and 39 hours of power reserve. It is a Valjoux ebauche produced exclusively for Patek Philippe. The movement is numbered 869...
Diameter excluding winding crown: 35mm
Length including lugs: 42mm