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Patek Philippe. A fine, rare and large 18K gold wristwatch
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Patek Philippe. A fine, rare and large 18K gold wristwatch

SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, REF. 2459, MOVEMENT NO. 968'829, CASE NO. 664'573, MANUFACTURED IN 1951

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Patek Philippe. A fine, rare and large 18K gold wristwatch
Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, ref. 2459, movement no. 968'829, case no. 664'573, manufactured in 1951
Cal. 12'''120 nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, swan neck regulator, the silvered matte dial with applied gold dagger and Arabic numerals, gold dauphine hands, subsidiary seconds, in large circular case with downturned teardrop lugs, snap on back, case, dial and movement signed
37 mm. diam.

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Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1951 and its subsequent sale on 17 December 1951. It has never been offered at auction before and is thought to be one of 13 examples of reference 2459 to appear in public to date.

Manufacture of reference 2459 was launched in 1950. The first series, such as the present watch, featured a calibre 12'''120 movement, the second series calibre 12'''400.

The model is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, second edition, p. 175.

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