Patek Philippe. A fine and rare large 18K gold dual time zone wristwatch
Patek Philippe. A fine and rare large 18K gold dual time zone wristwatch

SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, RETAILED BY TIFFANY & CO., CALATRAVA MODEL, MOVEMENT NO. 727'300, CASE NO. 309'767, REF. 2597, MANUFACTURED IN 1959

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Patek Philippe. A fine and rare large 18K gold dual time zone wristwatch
Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, retailed by Tiffany & Co., Calatrava model, movement no. 727'300, case no. 309'767, ref. 2597, manufactured in 1959
Cal. 12-400 HS nickel-finished lever movement stamped twice with the Geneva seal, 18 jewels, the gilt brushed dial with applied baton numerals, gold dauphine hands, subsidiary seconds, in circular case with two buttons in the band to advance or set back the independently adjustable jumping hour hand to display another time zone, downturned lugs, snap on back, together with an 18K gold Patek Philippe buckle, case and movement signed by maker, dial signed by maker and retailer
35 mm. diam.

Lot Essay

Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming manufacture of the present watch in 1959 and its subsequent sale on 22 October 1969. Furthermore delivered with original fitted Tiffany & Co. presentation box and outer packaging.

Production of reference 2597 with movement caliber 12'''400 HS for heures sautantes or jumping hours, was launched in 1958. The present watch, bearing movement number 727'300, appears to be fitted with the first movement made for this reference.

Reference 2597 was made in two versions; the first features an independently adjustable hour hand whereas the second, introduced in 1962, includes an additional hour hand.

The rarity of the present watch is further enhanced by the unusual and very desireable retailer signature and its excellent, near mint overall condition. Furthermore it has never been offered in public before.

The model is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, second edition, pp. 238 & 239.
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