Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18K gold antimagnetic wristwatch
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Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18K gold antimagnetic wristwatch


Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18K gold antimagnetic wristwatch
Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, retailed by Gübelin, Ref. 2570/1, movement no. 728'841, case no. 697'206, manufactured in 1958
Cal. 12'''400 mechanical movement stamped twice with the Geneva seal, 18 jewels, soft-iron protective cap bearing the case number on the inside, silvered dial, applied gold baton, square and Arabic numerals, outer silvered beady minute divisions, subsidiary seconds, circular water-resistant-type case, screw back engraved How very much in love with you am I, Always yours Diane, 18K gold Patek Philippe buckle, case, dial and movement signed
35 mm. diam.
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Lot Essay

With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1958 and its subsequent sale on 3 September 1959.

The present watch is a reference 2570/1 and is, moreover, an early example of a Patek Philippe antimagnetic wristwatch. Following in the footsteps of antimagnetic reference 3417, which is regarded as the company's first antimagnetic wristwatch produced in series and was only available in stainless steel, the reference 2570/1 was introduced in 1958 and produced in yellow gold. As confirmed by the Extract, this watch dates from the start of the production, i.e. 1958.

With a loving dedication on the back and kept in generally very good original condition, this watch has clearly been a cherished timepiece. The soft-iron cap is also original to the piece and engraved with the case number. Over the years, many antimagnetic watches have lost their inner soft-iron cap, which could resist magnetic fields up to 450 oersteds. It is, therefore, highly appealing for any collector to know that the watch is complete. The rarity of the watch is further enhanced by the retailer's signature Gübelin.

Reference 2570 and its variation reference 2570/1 were fitted with a calibre 12'''400 movement. As of 1960, caliber 12-AM 400 with same size and construction but with Gyromax balance and free sprung regulator was used.

The differences between both references are subtle. The lugs of reference 2570 are more parallel than those of reference 2570/1. The crown on Ref. 2570 is positioned completely outside the case, while the crown for Ref. 2570/1 is partly set into the case as it is nestling in a small indentation.

To the best of our knowledge this is only the second known example of the reference with a Gübelin signature.

For another example of a reference 2570/1 see Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, second edition, p. 194.

E. Gübelin
Gübelin was founded in 1854 and has always been a family enterprise. Located in Lucerne, Switzerland, the renowned company has designed and retailed superior quality watches and clocks ever since. Today, Gübelin has branches throughout Europe.

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