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    Sale 1353

    Important Pocketwatches and Wristwatches

    12 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 367

    Patek Philippe. A very rare and unusual 18K gold square wristwatch with hooded lugs

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, REF. 2474, MOVEMENT NO. 955'166, CASE NO. 511'961, MANUFACTURED IN 1950

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    Patek Philippe. A very rare and unusual 18K gold square wristwatch with hooded lugs
    Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, ref. 2474, movement no. 955'166, case no. 511'961, manufactured in 1950
    Cal. 10'''200 nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, the silvered matte dial with applied gold dot, lozenge and Roman numerals, small subsidiary seconds, in square case with enlarged bezel, curved lugs with central facetted hoods, snap on back, case, dial and movement signed
    26 mm. wide


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    Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with raised gold hour markers in 1950 and its subsequent sale on 27 July 1951.

    This watch is an unusual variant of reference 2474, fitted with horn-shaped lugs with central facetted hooded lugs as opposed to the straight lugs more commonly found on this model. It is believed to be one of only four examples of this reference known to have appeared in public to date.

    Reference 2474J with hooded lugs was launched in 1950 and made in a very small series only.