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  • Brand: Patek Philippe
  • Year: 1956
  • Model: “Anse a Ragno”
  • Reference: 1579
  • Calibre: 13'''130
  • Movement:  Manual
  • Material: 18ct yellow gold
  • Features/complications: Spider lugs and chronograph
  • Dial: Silvered dial with blue printed outer Base 1000 tachymetre scale and inner minute track featuring applied gilt mirror polished beveled hour markers with Arabic numerals at 6 and 12 o'clock, subsidiary dials at 3 and 9 o'clock for constant seconds and 30 minute register with gilt polished sword hands and blued steel chronograph hand
  • Case dimensions: 36mm
  • Bracelet/strap: Leather strap
  • Accessories: Extract from the Archives
  • SKU: 2754


The reference 1579, is arguably one of Patek Philippe's most iconic chronographs the which was introduced 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 respects 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 discernible when the watch is being worn and used, and one that is unique to this and its sister reference the 1578.