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    Sale 2392

    Important Watches

    29 November 2007, Hong Kong

  • Lot 2788

    PATEK PHILIPPE. AN 18K GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH CENTRE SECONDS

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, MOVEMENT NO. 703'794, CASE NO. 680'938, REF. 2508, CIRCA 1954

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    PATEK PHILIPPE. AN 18K GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH CENTRE SECONDS
    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, MOVEMENT NO. 703'794, CASE NO. 680'938, REF. 2508, CIRCA 1954

    Cal. 27 SC nickel-finished lever movement stamped twice with the Geneva Seal, 18 jewels, mono-metallic balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, swan-neck micrometer regulator, the gilt brushed dial with applied dagger and pyramid numerals, gold dauphine hands, blued steel centre seconds, in circular water-resistant-type case with downturned lugs, screw back, together with an 18k gold Patek Philippe buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    35 mm. diam.


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    US$15,000-25,000
    EUR11,000-19,000

    Accompanied by a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of this watch in 1954 and its subsequent sale on 6 April 1955.

    Reference 2508 is today amongst the most popular "time only" wristwatches by Patek Philippe. Its simple but yet masculine and sporty making it a great collector's watch, especially since its case proportions are very much identical to the celebrated screw back chronograph, the reference 1463.

    Reference 2508 was launched in 1951 and in production until 1960. This model is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, second edition, p. 204, pl. 328.