Patek Philippe 1463J Chronograph Watch, Water Resistant Case, Retailed by Hausmann. Circa 1952
This watch comes with a 13 caliber manual wind chronograph, with a screw down water resistant case.
35mm in diameter.
The watch was made in 1952 and has very bold deep hallmark stamps
The watch comes with an extract certificate from the archives and confirms it manufacture and further sale.
1463: Within the vintage collecting community, there are trophy timepieces considered to be the pinnacle of any collection, and the Patek Philippe reference 1463 chronograph is worthy of this designation. In stainless steel, it would be the crown jewel. Released in 1941 and produced for the next 25 years, the model was the first and only waterproof chronograph wristwatch produced by Patek Philippe.
Despite the long production run in all metals, it is believed that only 720 total examples were produced, with the majority in yellow gold about 400 pieces, 140 pieces in rose gold, and 180 pieces in stainless steel.
Each featured a ten-sided screw back case and playful rounded chronograph-pushers, known as "Tasti Tondi" in Italian. Notably, the cases of the reference 1463 in steel were manufactured by famed case maker Taubert & Fils, as seen in the F.B. (for François Borgel, Taubert’s predecessor company name) stamp on the inside caseback.