AWCo (Amsterdam Watch Company)

Patek Philippe Ref. 1579

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We are extremely proud to present one of the most sought-after vintage chronographs on the market: the Patek Philippe Ref. 1579.

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We are extremely proud to present one of the most sought-after vintage chronographs on the market: the Patek Philippe Ref. 1579.

Patek Philippe introduced the Ref. 1579 in 1943. It was the only large (36mm) chronograph by the iconic house to be fitted with fancy lugs. These are faceted and angled, resulting in their nickname: “Spider lugs”.

Although some different dial styles exist, we can divide them in two eras: From 1943 until 1949, they featured applied Arabic numerals at twelve and six and painted baton indices in between. From 1950 until 1964 (end of production), they were fitted with the same applied numerals but with faceted square applied markers in between. Our example comes with the former, as you would expect from its 1948 production year.

This dial has remained un-touched, resulting in absolutely stunning patina. We have labelled it a “Blush dial”.
This Chronograph is powered by the Caliber 13” which is an adaptation of a Valjoux ebauche caliber.

The Ref. 1579 is rare. Very rare. It is estimated that only a few hundred were ever produced. The rarest among them are executed in platinum, steel and steel/gold two-tone. Although the yellow gold was produced in the highest volume, it is still exceedingly rare today. And due to its relatively large size, it is one of the most desirable chronographs you will find.

This magnificent Patek Philippe Ref. 1579 is now available at Amsterdam Watch Company.

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