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    Sale 1348

    Important Pocket Watches and Wristwatches

    12 November 2007, Geneva

  • Lot 211

    Patek Philippe. A fine 18K gold water-resistant wristwatch with sweep centre seconds

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, CALATRAVA MODEL, REF. 2508, MOVEMENT NO. 703'093, CASE NO. 679'152, MANUFACTURED IN 1953

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    Patek Philippe. A fine 18K gold water-resistant wristwatch with sweep centre seconds
    Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, Calatrava model, ref. 2508, movement no. 703'093, case no. 679'152, manufactured in 1953
    Cal. 27SC nickel-finished lever movement stamped twice with the Geneva seal, 18 jewels, metal dust cover, the dial with applied gold dagger and square-shaped numerals, gold dauphine hands, sweep centre seconds, in circular water-resistant-type case with screw back, downturned lugs, case, dial and movement signed
    35 mm. diam.


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    Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1953 and its subsequent sale on September 1954. It has never been offered in public before and stands out by its beautifully aged, charismatic bronze-coloured dial.

    Reference 2508 was launched in 1951. The model is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, 2nd edition, p. 204, pl. 328.