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    Sale 1348

    Important Pocket Watches and Wristwatches

    12 November 2007, Geneva

  • Lot 94

    Patek Philippe. A fine 18K pink gold square wristwatch

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, REF. 2496, MOVEMENT NO. 745'273, CASE NO. 515'711, MANUFACTURED IN 1956

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    Patek Philippe. A fine 18K pink gold square wristwatch
    Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, ref. 2496, movement no. 745'273, case no. 515'711, manufactured in 1956
    Cal. 10'''200 circular nickel-finished lever movement stamped twice with the Geneva seal, 18 jewels, the silvered engine-turned dial with applied pink gold baton numerals, blank subsidiary seconds, in square case with "Clous de Paris" hobnail patterned bezel and sides, raised bezel, downturned lugs, snap on back, case, dial and movement signed
    26 mm. wide & 34 mm. overall length


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    Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1956 and its subsequent sale on 3 November 1956. It has never been offered at auction before and is thought to be one of 9 examples of reference 2496 in pink gold to appear in public to date.

    Reference 2496 was introduced into the market in 1951 and made in different case materials and with different dial versions. It was also available with the more common, smooth case or with the "Clous de Paris" decoration, such as the present watch.

    Reference 2496 is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, second edition, p. 160.