Pink Gold Patek Philippe Ref. 1593 ‘Hour Glass’ retailed by Freccero vintage wristwatch, made in 1947 and sold in 1948
A very fine, rare and elegant 18ct pink gold flared sided rectangular wristwatch with original 18ct pink gold Patek Philippe buckle
Reference 1593 is one of Patek Philippe’s most beautiful and iconic ‘shaped’ wristwatches. Known to collectors as the ‘Hour Glass’ due to its distinctive, deeply flaring case, the Ref. 1593 was first introduced by Patek Philippe in 1944. The majority of examples of the 1593 were made in 18ct yellow gold, examples in pink gold, such as the present watch, are rare. The case’s design is composed of sharp, clean lines and sinuous curves which give the watch an architectural feel. The flared sides of the case are satin finished whilst their tops are polished and gently chamfered. The case back is flat and, when placed on a table, is held slightly above the surface by the ends of the lugs which, with their flat bases, create a natural stand for the watch and help protect the back from scratching.
The present wristwatch was originally sold by Freccero, an important South American retailer for Patek Philippe, based in Montevideo. Their signature can be found to the dial above the subsidiary seconds. The 18ct rose gold case has a rich and warm pink tone and is in superb condition, retaining excellent definition to its angles and edges and with sharp hallmarking to the underside of the lower right hand lug and further hallmarking between the lugs above 12 o’clock.
We have fitted the watch with a handmade alligator strap which also holds the original gold spring bars and 18ct pink gold Patek Philippe pin buckle.
Extract from the Patek Philippe Archives
The accompanying Extract from the Patek Philippe Archives confirms production of this wristwatch in pink gold in 1947 and sale on February 27th, 1948.
Patek Philippe calibre 9”’90 Geneva striped tonneau-form movement, lever escapement, 18 jewels, compensation balance, 19,800 BPH, micrometer regulator; silvered dial, applied pink gold Arabic, faceted triangular and dot numerals, subsidiary seconds, pink gold feuille hands; substantial 18ct pink gold rectangular two-piece case, deeply flared with satin finish, flat satin finished snap-on case back; case, dial and movement signed; accompanied by the original 18ct pink gold Patek Philippe pin buckle.
Length including lugs: 42mm
Maximum width excluding crown: 25.5mm
Minimum width excluding crown: 21.5mm
Depth from centre of case to centre of crystal: 10.5mm
Strap width/lug gauge: 20mm
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