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    Sale 1357

    Important Watches

    17 November 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 208

    Patek Philippe. An 18K gold wristwatch

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, REF. 2494, MOVEMENT NO. 724'990, CASE NO. 514'825, MANUFACTURED IN 1955

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    Patek Philippe. An 18K gold wristwatch
    Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, ref. 2494, movement no. 724'990, case no. 514'825, manufactured in 1955
    Cal. 12'''400 nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, silvered matte dial, black baton and applied gold Arabic 3, 9 and 12 numerals, subsidiary seconds, circular case, snap on back, case, dial and movement signed
    33 mm. diam.


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    With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1955 and its subsequent sale on 6 September 1955. To the best of our knowledge, it has never been offered in public before.

    Reference 2494 was in production from 1950 until the early 1960s. The particularity of the model is the unusual dial layout, featuring applied Arabic 3, 9 and 12 numbers above the printed baton hour markers.