The Patek Philippe reference 1593 is known as the Hour Glass. Originally released in 1944, this model inspired subsequent, similarly designed models like the 2441 and 2442. Production was for a long time, from 1944 through 1967, with fewer than 1,000 watches made. 18k rose gold, with concave sides and thick flared lugs. Case sides are arched and the original crystal is faceted. The case was made by Markowski, who specialized is formed cases during this period. The 1593 was the first Patek wristwatch with this hour glass shape and is an influential case design for many watches that proceeded it.
Original untouched silver dial with applied golden numerals and elongated hour markers, subsidiary seconds dial and original golden feuille hands. The PATEK PHILIPPE GENEVE signature and the subsidiary seconds chapter are engraved into the dial are engraved and hard enameled.
Movement is the tonneau shaped manual winding Caliber 9 90 with 18 jewels and blued Breguet balance spring. Movement is clean and running.
Also known as: Patek Philippe 1593 Glass Hour, Patek 1593 Hour Glass