• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 1353

    Important Pocketwatches and Wristwatches

    12 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 235

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

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, RETAILED BY CARTIER, REF. 2483, MOVEMENT NO. 701'146, CASE NO. 661'537, CARTIER REFERENCE NO. 537, MANUFACTURED IN 1951

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18K pink gold water-resistant wristwatch with sweep centre seconds
    Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, retailed by Cartier, ref. 2483, movement no. 701'146, case no. 661'537, Cartier reference no. 537, manufactured in 1951
    Cal. 27 SC nickel-finished lever movement stamped twice with the Geneva seal, 18 jewels, metal dust cap, the silvered matte dial with applied pink gold baton numerals, sweep centre seconds, in circular water-resistant-type case with screw back, downturned lugs, case signed by maker and with hand-stamped Cartier reference number 537, dial signed by maker and retailer, movement signed by maker
    32 mm. diam.


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming manufacture of the present watch with applied gold hour markers in 1951 and its subsequent sale on 4 April 1952.

    Production of reference 2483 was launched in 1950, made both with subsidiary seconds and sweep centre seconds. The present watch is one of less than 10 examples of this reference in pink gold and with sweep centre seconds to appear in public to date and most probably the only one retailed by Cartier.

    Reference 2483 is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, second edition, p. 182, pl. 290.

    Pre-Lot Text

    VARIOUS PROPERTIES