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Patek Philippe.  A Fine And Very Rare 18k Gold Perpetual Calendar Wristwatch With Center Seconds And Moon Phases
Patek Philippe. A Fine And Very Rare 18k Gold Perpetual Calendar Wristwatch With Center Seconds And Moon Phases

SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, REF. 2438/1, MOVEMENT NO. 888'102, CASE NO. 687'967, MANUFACTURED IN 1954

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Patek Philippe. A Fine And Very Rare 18k Gold Perpetual Calendar Wristwatch With Center Seconds And Moon Phases
Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, Ref. 2438/1, Movement No. 888'102, Case No. 687'967, Manufactured in 1954
Cal. 27 SC Q nickel-finished lever movement stamped with the Geneva seal, 18 jewels, bi-metallic compensation balance, micrometer regulator, silvered matte dial, two apertures for day and month, subsidiary seconds combined with phases of the moon, center seconds, circular case water-resistant-type case, screw back, 18k gold Patek Philippe buckle, case, dial and movement signed
37mm diam.

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With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1954 and its subsequent sale on February 4th, 1958.

Fresh to the market, this fine example belongs to the grand tradition of perpetual calander watches produced by Patek Philippe. In 1951, Patek Philippe launched both the reference 2497 and its water-resistant counterpart the reference 2438/1. The manufacturer produced a combined total of approximately 179 examples with the majority encased in yellow gold. The reference 2438/1 is generally divided into two different series:

- the first with applied Arabic numerals and dauphine hands
- the second series, such as the present watch, with applied baton numerals and dauphine hands

Reference 2438/1 is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, second edition, p. 284.

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