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    Sale 1357

    Important Watches

    17 November 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 106

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

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, REF. 2481, MOVEMENT NO. 704'467, CASE NO. 685'870, MANUFACTURED IN 1955

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    Patek Philippe. A fine, rare and large 18K gold wristwatch with sweep centre seconds
    Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, ref. 2481, movement no. 704'467, case no. 685'870, manufactured in 1955
    Cal. 27 SC nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, silvered matte dial, applied gold baton numerals, sweep centre seconds, circular case, concave bezel, fluted lugs, snap on back, 18K gold Patek Philippe buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    36 mm. diam.


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    With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with silvered dial, 13 gold indexes and outer minute divisions in 1955 and its subsequent sale on 24 January 1956. Furthermore delivered with Patek Philippe invoice for the overhaul of the watch in Geneva in 2006.

    Reference 2481 was launched in 1950 and was one of the largest wristwatches ever made by Patek Philippe. The model 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 are illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, second edition, pp. 205, 207-211.

    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN