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    Sale 1353

    Important Pocketwatches and Wristwatches

    12 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 234

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

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, CALATRAVA MODEL, REF. 2508, MOVEMENT NO. 704'139, CASE NO. 684'667, MANUFACTURED IN 1955

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    Patek Philippe. A fine 18K pink gold water-resistant wristwatch with sweep centre seconds and original box
    Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, Calatrava model, ref. 2508, movement no. 704'139, case no. 684'667, manufactured in 1955
    Cal. 27 SC nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, the silvered matte dial with applied pink gold dagger and square-shaped numerals, pink gold dauphine hands, sweep centre seconds, in circular water-resistant-type case with downturned lugs, screw back with engraved inscription de la Huerta, 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 1955 and its subsequent sale on 10 September 1953, original fitted brown leather presentation box.

    Purchased by the father of the present owner, it has never been offered in public before.

    Reference 2508 was launched in 1951 and in production until around 1960. The model is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, 2nd edition, p. 204, pl. 328.

    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF THE FAMILY OF THE ORIGINAL OWNER