6 December 2002
Patek Philippe. A fine 18K gold square-shaped wristwatch
Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, retailed by Gubelin, No. 744295, Ref. 2496, circa 1956
10'''-200, with circular nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, the movement stamped twice with the Seal of Geneva, the silvered engine-turned dial with applied gold baton numerals, gold baton hands, engine-turned subsidiary seconds, the square-shaped case with hobnail-patterned bezel and band, downturned angular lugs, snap on back (No. 515049 Ref. 2496), together with an associated 14K gold woven mesh bracelet, case and movement signed by maker, dial signed by maker and retailer
25 mm. wide
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Production of this model, reference 2496, began in 1951.
An archival image is illustrated in Collecting Patek Philippe Watches by Madeline & Osvaldo Patrizzi, p. 54.
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