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    Sale 1992

    Important Watches

    24 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 258

    PATEK PHILIPPE. A RARE OVERSIZED 18K PINK GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH UNUSUAL LUGS

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, MOVEMENT NO. 938153, CASE NO. 667852, REF. 2459, MANUFACTURED IN 1952

    Price Realised  

    PATEK PHILIPPE. A RARE OVERSIZED 18K PINK GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH UNUSUAL LUGS
    Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, Movement No. 938153, Case No. 667852, Ref. 2459, manufactured in 1952
    Cal. 12-120 nickel-finished lever movement, bi-metallic compensation balance, precision regulator, silvered matte dial with applied gold Arabic and triangular numerals, subsidiary seconds, large circular case with down-turned teardrop lugs, case, dial and movement signed, with an 18k pink gold Patek Philippe buckle
    36mm diam.


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    Accompanied by an Extract from the Patek Philippe Archives confirming the date of manufacture as 1952 and its subsequent sale on July 14th of the same year.

    According to our research the present watch has never before appeared at auction. It is one of only 6 examples of the reference 2459 in pink gold known to the market.

    The reference 2459 was introduced to the market in 1950 and remained in production until at least 1956.

    For a similar example see Huber & Banbery, Patek Philippe Wristwatches, Volume 2, Second Edition, p. 175, pl. 273.