Hi Nilo, a similar watch was sold at Sotheby's today - I had a look at it and it had the same case back as your friend's watch. The lot was no. 282, a ref 2077-1 from 1945 and a 33.3 chro movement. All the best.
I was wondering if any of you had any experience or knowledge as to what it takes from a business perspective to start a high-end watch manufacture, perhaps along the lines of an FPJ, Laurent Ferrier, or similar. I understand that one probably needs to frame the question a bit better (not to mention
Nicolas, congratulations on the matched pair and having the tribute back in your collection. Your pictures took me back to when I first acquired my own, inspired by both your and the forum's enthusiasm for it. It was perfect and pristine and once on a Nato strap, very difficult to get off the wrist.
Hello Paolo, A couple of suggestions/ideas for you: 1. There are about 36 examples of ref. 130 illustrated in Vol. II of Patrizzi's Collecting Patek Phillipe book. These should provide some further intuition and several of the illustrations show a further inner dial around which the numerals/markers
Andrew, Congratulations on this acquisition; like you I was smitten by a similar model (see below) as I found the aesthetics very irresistible. I must say that I admire your taste! As you say, it wears pretty big and over time, I've forgiven GP for the date window which I think was done about as tas