Patek Philippe – Yellow Gold Top Hat, signed Cartier, ref.1450, year 1944
A Cartier signed Patek Philippe Ref. 1450, ‘Top Hat’ circa 1946, is one of the most identifiable mid-century Patek watches with its double stepped hooded lugs that lend it the ‘top hat’ epithet. Shown here, an 18K yellow gold example, with the signature of Cartier, the polished and brushed case measuring 22mm x 37mm, with hooded lugs, and ‘bombé’ crystal
Luxury Watches. Switzerland 1839
A Cartier signed Patek Philippe Ref. 1450, ‘Top Hat’ circa 1946, is one of the most identifiable mid-century Patek watches with its double stepped hooded lugs that lend it the ‘top hat’ epithet. Shown here, an 18K yellow gold example, with the signature of Cartier, the polished and brushed case measuring 22mm x 37mm, with hooded lugs, and ‘bombé’ crystal. The matte silver dial features applied yellow gold baton and dot indexes, subsidiary seconds dial, and yellow gold baton hands.. A superbly stylized design from the world’s top maker retailed by Cartier.
|Case material||Yellow gold|
|Bracelet material||Yellow gold|
|Condition||Very Good (Worn with little to no signs of wear)|
|Scope of delivery||No original box, no original papers|
Patek Philippe has been pursuing traditional Genevan watchmaking artistry without interruption since 1839. The manufacture benefits from full creative freedom, which allows it to design, develop, and craft watches that connoisseurs consider to be the world’s finest – as pledged by its founders Antoine Norbert de Patek and Adrien Philippe. In addition to exceptional skills, Patek Philippe also nurtures a tradition of innovation that has meanwhile been crowned by over one hundred patents.
The Calatrava cross, is the logo of PP and expresses the noblesse that is inherent in its name. Calatrava was the name of a Spanish order of knighthood that was founded in the late 12th century. Its blazonry stands for courage, chivalry, and independence, traits inseparably associated with the knights of the era. These are also traits that Patek Philippe strives to embody.
The company has been owned by the Stern family since 1932 and today is managed by Thierry Stern (President), Philippe Stern (Honorary President), and Claude Peny (CEO). Philippe Stern shaped the history of the manufacture with ambitious real estate projects, the Patek Philippe Museum, and exceptional timekeeping instruments such as the Calibre 89. His son Thierry Stern is committed to safeguarding Patek Philippe’s technological leadership to continuously improve the quality and long-term dependability of its timepieces.
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