• Important Watches, including A auction at Christies

    Sale 1391

    Important Watches, including A Gentleman's Pursuit for Excellence, Part I

    12 November 2012, Geneva

  • Lot 100

    Patek Philippe. A fine 18K gold square automatic wristwatch

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, REF. 2540, MOVEMENT NO. 763'219, CASE NO. 695'550, MANUFACTURED IN 1956

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    Patek Philippe. A fine 18K gold square automatic wristwatch
    Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, ref. 2540, movement no. 763'219, case no. 695'550, manufactured in 1956
    Cal. 12-600 AT automatic movement stamped with the Geneva seal, 30 jewels, 18K gold rotor, silvered matte dial, applied gold square and baton numerals, subsidiary seconds, square case, snap on back, 18K gold Patek Philippe buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    31.5 mm. wide


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    With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1956 and its subsequent sale on 26 February 1957.
    Reference 2540 was in production between 1954 and 1960 and was Patek Philippe's first square wristwatch fitted with an automatic movement. The model was also available with mechanical movements calibre 12'''400, ref. 2540/1, and calibre 27 SC with sweep centre seconds, ref. 2540/2.

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