PATEK PHILIPPE TWO TONE GOLD POCKET WATCH REF. 600
The ref. 600 was one of the most popular pocket watch models of Patek Philippe’s 20th century production. Made from the early 1930s until circa 1969, the reference evolved through many different variations and styles.
This example, originally sold into the French market, is one of the earliest ref. 600 known to exist and features an elegant two tone art deco case with and exceptional two tone dial, described in detail on the archive as “silvered dial, rose border, gold Arabic numerals 3, 9, and 12”. A close inspection of the dial reveals a masterpiece of Stern Frere’s dial making of the era with exceptionally preserved hand engraved raised enamel. Never again will such a dial be made and this dial offers the collector the opportunity to own a specimen example of the craft from the golden age of dial making. This watch is beautifully preserved as a time capsule from the 1930s. The case, dial and movement are all of the highest quality and it is quite exciting to see such a beautifully preserved sector dial from this era.