Limited to 600 pieces and exclusively available through American retailers, this reference was a time only version of the 5524G, featuring the same attractive blue lacquer dial, applied Arabic numerals in 18K white gold with luminous coating, luminous coated blue steel hands and a luminous coated seconds hand tip. The case has most probably never seen any polish. The bezel as well is in extremely well preserved condition, with minor imperfections to the tachymeter scale, close to the outer rim. Other famous models include perpetual calendars such as the ref. During the first half of the 20th century the brand continued receiving prizes at the prestigious Geneva and Neuchatel Observatory trials, and focused its production mainly on time only and chronograph wristwatches. The bezel has faded to an attractive light silver tone. The caseback is also in excellent condition, the engraving to the center extremely crisp and well preserved.
Launched in 1963, these chronographs are without any doubt amongst the most iconic and coveted of all collectible wristwatches. The calendar discs are in French. This caliber was then used in the new Royal Oak that was presented in 1972. Launched in 1963, these chronographs are without any doubt amongst the most iconic and coveted of all collectible wristwatches. It was launched in the early 1970s in parallel with its black bezel brethren, reference 6263, the two references representing the final evolution of the manual Daytona. Yet, this example remains pristine, further enhancing the two-tone design.
Launched in 1963, these chronographs are without any doubt amongst the most iconic and coveted of all collectible wristwatches. It may have see sympathetic polish in the past but retains strong proportions. The movement has not been tested for accuracy and a service is recommended. There are also some losses to some of the luminous dots, however this is consistent with the age of the watch. The model has been fitted with a plethora of dials, ranging from those set with delicate hard stone, to ones heavily embellished with gemstones. Despite being over 35 years of age, the dial still retains its highly glossy finish, just as if it left the factory yesterday. This is confirmed by the punched country code on the guarantee, 160, for the United Kingdom.
The set is furthermore delivered with a commemorative medal, fitted wooden presentation box for the seven watches, and outer packaging. The watch retains its Mk 2 pushers. Overall a very charismatic and well-preserved dial. The present watch numbered 145. All factory finishes are present and the edges are incredibly crisp. The top right hand lug displays a very nice and crisp hallmark and a more discrete one can be spotted on the case side. The dial is free of obvious spotting or tarnishing.
This watch even retains its original Oyster Patent crown - a feature that many existing examples do not have anymore. Overall a crisp and robust case. The case is in superb condition with visible bevels. The chronograph functions perform correctly. There are crisp reference and case numbers on the outside case back. It paved the way for successors references 2499, 3970, 5970 and finally, 5270, which feature an in-house movement. The brick-link bracelet is in excellent condition and measures 185 mm.
Now part of the Richemont Group, its original vintage and modern creations are highly coveted by collectors. It also ushered the line into the modern era, with features that proved extremely popular with clients. This Le Brassus-based Swiss manufacturer is one of only two major manufacturers still owned by the founding family. In fact, research has revealed almost certainly that this is the very first reference 530 chronograph in stainless steel ever made. There are few few minor marks inside the subsidiary registers and a few dots on the dial. Nothing wrong with that, it's your money.
It is preserved in virtually flawless condition: not one blemish can be noticed on the surface, the graphics are intact and unfaded. Launched in 1963, these chronographs are without any doubt amongst the most iconic and coveted of all collectible wristwatches. One story that represents the immense respect competitors held for Patek even during this turbulent time involves a fellow Geneva-based manufacturer you can guess who that is—it begins with an R and ends with an X that needed a master timing system by which all watchmakers would regulate their timepieces. The movement has not been tested for accuracy. It mainly consists the importance of a customer and the level of cost if a customer will switch from one product to another. Other famous models include perpetual calendars such as the ref. There is faint spotting around the bottom of the subsidiary registers.
The painted gold dots are all present and perfectly intact too. The case has seen a fair amount of wear but seems to have never been exposed to polishing. Today, the firm specializes in creative innovated complicated timepieces. The caseback is in good condition, with minor signs of wear such as surface marks and pinhead dings. The painstaking hand decoration of the movement is further attested by the Geneva seal stamped on it. Launched in 1963, these chronographs are without any doubt amongst the most iconic and coveted of all collectible wristwatches. The case retains strong and full portions, and sharp edges.