5 June 2003
Patek Philippe. A fine 18K gold rectangular-shaped wristwatch
Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, No. 742874, Ref. 2488, circa 1954
10'''-200, with circular nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, movement stamped twice with the Seal of Geneva, the silvered brushed dial with applied gold baton indexes, gold baton hands, subsidiary seconds, the rectangular-shaped case with snap on back (No. 686142 Ref. 2488), case, dial and movement signed
35 mm. long
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Production of this model, reference 2488, began in 1951.
An example of reference 2488 is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, 2nd edition, p.160.
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