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    Sale 2161

    Important Watches

    10 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 146

    PATEK PHILIPPE. A FINE AND RARE WRISTWATCH WITH FLARED SIDES

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CO., RETAILED BY SERPICO Y LAINO, MOVEMENT NO. 972989, CASE NO. 663524, REF. 2441, MANUFACTURED IN 1951

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    PATEK PHILIPPE. A FINE AND RARE WRISTWATCH WITH FLARED SIDES
    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CO., RETAILED BY SERPICO Y LAINO, MOVEMENT NO. 972989, CASE NO. 663524, REF. 2441, MANUFACTURED IN 1951
    Cal. 9-90 rectangular nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, free sprung gyromax balance, silvered matte dial, applied Roman, baton and triangular numerals, subsidiary seconds, rectangular case with flared sides, lugs with flattened bases, case, signed by maker and stamped S&L for Serpico y Laino, dial and movement signed by maker, 18k gold Patek Philippe buckle
    41mm length


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    With a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1951 and its subsequent sale on June 28th of the same year.

    Patek Philippe commenced production of the reference 2441 in 1948. Manufacture continued until at least 1955 with a total of approximately only 200 pieces made, the majority cased in yellow gold. This model, often referred to as the Eiffel Tower remains easily identifiable by its distinct flared design, resembling the base of the tower.

    A similar model is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches, by O. Patrizzi, Volume 2, p. 144, pl. 617.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN COLLECTION