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Lot #1502

Patek Philippe Reference 1566 Pink on Pink

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Introduction

Famed for their incredible array of dress watches, Patek Philippe often wow collectors with some of the most luxurious and best-constructed timepieces that money can buy. Due to their iconic sports watches and immaculate complicated offerings attracting the most attention these days, their vintage offerings have gone relatively under-the-radar. Perhaps a perfect example of this is the Patek Philippe ref. 2566. Hailing from the 1940s, this ref. 2566 features a wonderfully luxurious square-shaped 18kt pink gold case with elaborate Art-Deco-inspired stepped lugs and a uniquely-colored salmon dial with a blend of applied Arabic and sword-shaped hour markers. An incredible timepiece marrying every element of authentic classic luxury watchmaking, the ref. 2566 radiates the vintage aesthetic that so many modern timepieces have tried to emulate, thanks to its genuine pedigree as a timepiece born during the period in which modern watchmakers are drawing their inspiration from as they chase the sense of horological delight that timepieces like the ref. 2566 radiate in abundance.

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Grade

V 8.5

Status

Vetted & Approved

Included

Service Case and Additional Strap

Est. value range

$5,000 – $7,000

The Details

Brand

Patek Philippe

Dimensions

26mm x 26mm x 7mm

Model

Vintage Square

Movement

Manual-winding cal. 10"200

Reference

1566

Bracelet

Leather strap

Year

Circa 1940s

Condition

Very good

Material

18kt pink gold

Included

Watch, watch pouch and booklets

Dial Color

Salmon

THE DIAL

Sporting a color we don't see in modern horology very often, this cal. 1566 features an interesting salmon dial with applied Arabic numerals and a subtle running seconds subdial.

THE CONSTRUCTION

Measuring in at 26mm in every direction, the ref. 1566's case features a quaint vintage construction that is aided by its uniquely Art-Deco-inspired stepped lugs.

TIMING MACHINE READOUT

This reading was taken (crown down) with a ONEOF Accuracy Boutique Edition timing machine at time of cataloging. It is provided as a courtesy only, and shall not be construed as a warranty or guarantee of any kind. Please refer to our terms and conditions of sale for more information.

Condition

Watch is in very good original condition. There is light wear on the case, primarily visible on the caseback. Hallmark is fully visible on the mid case. Pink tone dial is excellent, showing strong raised printing and light edge wear. Watch is fitted on a generic strap and buckle, but an additional aligator strap with its original Patek buckle are included on the side.

Please Note: Due to CITES considerations, if the watch is to be shipped outside of the USA, the exotic skin strap will have to be removed.

Our Perspective

A time machine into the stylings of yesteryear, the ref. 1566 showcases how luxurious timepieces were constructed with its svelte case using stepped lugs and an understated dial.

Eric Ku

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Lot # 1502

Patek Philippe Reference 1566 Pink on Pink

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