The present reference 2481 is an attractive example of the very large size model, standing out by its very good overall condition.
Launched in 1950 and in production until around 1960, reference 2481 and its impressive diameter of 37 mm. is one of the largest wristwatches ever made by Patek Philippe. Mainly made in yellow gold and few example in pink gold it was fitted either with the standard silvered dial but was also available with the cloisonné enamel version, depicting either landscapes, continents or portraits of famous personalities.
Different examples of reference 2481 are illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, second edition, pp. 205, 207-211, and in Patek Philippe Museum – Patek Philippe, Volume II, pp. 230-231 and 361-365.