|Size - diameter excluding winding crown:||35mm|
|Size - length including lugs:||41mm|
Original collectible Patek Philippe reference 1578 in yellow gold from the 1949. It is a round dial with champagne color. The 3, 9 and 12 o’clock hours are with Arabic numerals and a gold baton with a dot represents other hours. The hands are in gold with baton design. The movement is a caliber 12-120 with indirect second hand. The movement number is 963… and is self winding. The back case is in 18K gold with inside engraved “ .750 – Patek Philippe Geneve – Ref 1578 - #654030”. The watch comes with a “B” black band “Patek Philippe” and a yellow gold 18K “Patek Philippe” buckle. The width between lugs is 19mm. The watch comes with the Patek Philippe box and archive.
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 self-winding movement with caliber 12-400. It has 18 jewels, 18,000A/h and adjusted heat, cold, isochronism and five positions
Diameter excluding winding crown: 35mm
Length including lugs: 41mm