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    Sale 1357

    Important Watches

    17 November 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 82

    Patek Philippe. A fine and rare stainless steel wristwatch with sweep centre seconds

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, CALATRAVA MODEL, REF. 2508, MOVEMENT NO. 707'886, CASE NO. 673'661, MANUFACTURED IN 1958

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    Patek Philippe. A fine and rare stainless steel wristwatch with sweep centre seconds
    Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, Calatrava model, ref. 2508, movement no. 707'886, case no. 673'661, manufactured in 1958
    Cal. 27 SC nickel-finished lever movement stamped twice with the Geneva seal, 18 jewels, micrometer regulator, metal dust cover, silvered matte dial, applied steel dagger and square-shaped numerals, sweep centre seconds, circular water-resistant-type case, screw back, stainless steel 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 1958 and its subsequent sale on 27 October 1959, original fitted black presentation box and outer packaging.

    In today's market, reference 2508 is undoubtedly amongst the most popular "time only" wristwatches by Patek Philippe. Its plain yet masculine and sporty look make it a great collector's watch, especially since its case proportions are very much identical to the much celebrated screw back chronograph reference 1463.

    To the best of our knowledge, no more than ten examples of reference 2508 in stainless less have appeared at auction to date. The present furthermore stands out by its very good overall condition.

    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.