• Lot 144

    Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18K gold wristwatch with sweep centre seconds

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, CALATRAVA MODEL, REF. 2508, MOVEMENT NO. 703'448, CASE NO. 677'440, MANUFACTURED IN 1954

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    Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18K gold wristwatch with sweep centre seconds
    Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, Calatrava model, ref. 2508, movement no. 703'448, case no. 677'440, manufactured in 1954
    Cal. 27 SC nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, micrometer regulator, metal dust cap, silvered matte dial, applied gold dagger and square-shaped numerals, sweep centre seconds, circular water-resistant-type case, screw back, 18K gold Patek Philippe buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    35 mm. diam.


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    With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1954 and its subsequent sale on 4 August 1955. Furthermore delivered with a copy of the Patek Philippe servicing invoice dated 8 April 2008 for the total overhaul of the watch and burgundy presentation box. To the best of our knowledge, the present watch has never been offered in public before.

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

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