The Dubai Edit returns this fall with a meticulously curated collection of watches

Lot 106 – Collectors will discover a Patek Philippe Ref. 1518, gold perpetual calendar chronograph that was the first perpetual chronograph to be made in series by any watch company. Owners have included the likes of King Farouk of Egypt, the King of Jordan, and Henry Graves, Jr., arguably the greatest watch collector of the 20th century. Ref. 1518 was not only a design first with its simple and pure layout but would set the mould for all future perpetual calendar chronographs. Only 281 examples of this reference were ever made and this particular example comes in 18K yellow gold and was produced in 1945. Interestingly, it features the old Patek Philippe & Cie. full signature, which is highly sought after by collectors, and exists only on timepieces produced before 1947. (Est. US$ 350,000-450,000)

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