Information

  • Brand: Patek Philippe
  • Year: 1956
  • Model: Chronograph
  • Reference: 1579
  • Calibre: 13
  • Movement:  Manual
  • Material: 18ct yellow gold
  • Features/complications: Chronograph with base 1000 inner track
  • Dial: White dial with applied yellow gold hour markers, subsidiary dials indicating the seconds and chronograph minutes. Base 1000 inner track. 
  • Case dimensions: TBA
  • Bracelet/strap: Leather strap
  • Accessories: Extract from the Archives
  • SKU: 2754
  • Essay

    • Arguably one of Patek Philippe's most iconic chronographs the reference 1579 began production in 1943. It is fair to say that the design of the 1579 was somewhat revolutionary when considering the aesthetic of many other men's watches made during the same period. With a diameter of 36mm the case is oversized by the standard of the time in which it was produced, an attribute which in many resects makes it more desirable now than it was then. Secondly its striking, sharp faceted lugs - which were to earn it its nickname 'Spider Lugs' - provide a pleasingly brutal aesthetic, an aesthetic that is most discernable when the watch is being worn and used, and, one that is unique to this and its sister reference the 1578.