Patek Philippe ref.1536 Rose “Pink on Pink”


Year of issue: 1946
Reference number: 1536
Condition: mint
Status: available
Dealer country: Japan
Dealer name: John Nagayama
Price in US $ 41,500


An extremely fine and extremely rare 18k rose gold manual-winding wristwatch ref.1536 with indirect sweep seconds retailed by SERPICO Y LAINO. According to our research, it is one of only three "pink on pink" examples to have appeared in public to date, however the only one featuring the signature of the distinguished retailer Serpico y Laino. Other notable characteristcs are the highly attractive combination of the pink gold case with the oversized lugs of conical shape with the charismatic two-tone pink dial, all in excellent overall condition. The case impresses with its full body and crisp hallmark to the band, the original dial has evidently never been subject to any cosmetic enhancement. The dials of reference 1536 were made by the celebrated Stern Frères, either silvered or pink, with gold applied Roman 3, 6, 9, 12 hour markers, the baton indexes, double or simple seconds scale and signature engraved-enamelled. The outer seconds ring is finished with a different surface polishing, resulting in the two-tone layout. The thin hands are in gold, the seconds hand in blued steel. The present two-tone pink dial has wonderfully raised hard enamel scales and long Patek Philippe signature which retains the comma between “Patek” and “Philippe” and the accent above the second “E” of Genève underlining its unrestored and original condition. The 18K pink gold woven bracelet was added by a servicing at Patek Philippe to a later date and is in close to new condition. Case: no signs of over-polishing Dial: likely untouched Movement: overhauled


John Nagayama