Crime Alert: Rare Yellow Gold Patek Philippe Ref. 1518 Stolen from Davidoff Brothers

Rare 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe ref. 1518
The rare 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe ref. 1518, stolen from the shop of Roy & Sacha Davidoff (case number 668376 & movement number 868015)

Roy & Sacha Davidoff SA have just reported via their Instagram account that a rare yellow gold Patek Philippe ref. 1518 has been stolen from their Geneva location, over the weekend.

Full details for the stolen watch can be found on their website here.

On the Instagram post made to alert the watch community, the brothers have indicated that a heist was carried out by a “crew of scam artists” last Saturday (19 August 2017). Thus making for the second case of theft in Geneva this month and the sixth to have occured in the city this year.

The watch can be identified by its case number: 668376 and its movement number: 868015, which were as well published in the above-mentioned post.

Scholars have noted that the Patek Philippe perpetual calendar chronograph, ref. 1518, was made between 1941 and 1954 with just 281 examples known. Most of these are in yellow and pink gold, save for four pieces in stainless steel. One of which is, of course, the $11 million-dollar record holder — the world’s most expensive wristwatch — that went under the hammer with Phillips Watches at their November 2016 sales, in Geneva.

Should you be able to help, please get in touch with Roy & Sacha Davidoff SA on email or call +41 22 810 19 83