To the best of our knowledge, the present reference 2481 has never been offered in public before. It is furthermore preserved in very good overall condition.
Reference 2481 was launched in 1950 and was one of the largest wristwatches ever made by Patek Philippe. The model was mainly fitted 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 of reference 2481 are illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by M. Huber & A. Banbery, second edition, pp. 205, 207-211, and in Patek Philippe Museum - Patek Philippe Watches, Volume II, pp. 230 & 231 and 361 - 365.