A fine and very rare pink gold wristwatch with sweep centre seconds

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1952
    Reference No: 2508
    Movement No: 701'829
    Case No: 668'730
    Material: 18k pink gold
    Calibre: Mechanical, 12'''27 SC
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Patek Philippe crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k pink gold Patek Philippe buckle
    Dimensions: 35 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1952 and its subsequent sale on 20 January 1953.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Reference 2508 was launched in 1951, and ceased production around 1960. While the model was typically cased in yellow gold, it was very rarely cased in pink gold. The present watch is cased in pink gold with a wonderful silvered dial. The case furthermore features bold and original proportions. Featuring a sharp hallmark to the band, this example embodies the minimalistic elegance of Patek Philippe's 'vintage time-only' wristwatches.

  • Maker Bio

    Patek Philippe

    Swiss • 1839

    Since its founding in 1839, this famous Geneva-based firm has been surprising its clientele with superbly crafted timepieces fitted with watchmaking's most prestigious complications. Traditional and conservative designs are found across Patek Philippe's watches made throughout their history — the utmost in understated elegance.

    Well-known for the Graves Supercomplication — a highly complicated pocket watch that was the world’s most complicated watch for 50 years — this family-owned brand has earned a reputation of excellence around the world. Patek's complicated vintage watches hold the highest number of world records for results achieved at auction compared with any other brand. For collectors, key models include the reference 1518, the world's first serially produced perpetual calendar chronograph, and its successor, the reference 2499. Other famous models include perpetual calendars such as the ref. 1526, ref. 3448 and 3450, chronographs such as the reference 130, 530 and 1463, as well as reference 1436 and 1563 split seconds chronographs. Patek is also well-known for their classically styled, time-only "Calatrava" dress watches, and the "Nautilus," an iconic luxury sports watch first introduced in 1976 as the reference 3700 that is still in production today.

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Ref. 2508
A fine and very rare pink gold wristwatch with sweep centre seconds

百達翡麗,精細及非常罕有,18K紅金腕錶,配中心秒針,型號2508,1952年製

1952
35 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$150,000 - 250,000 
€17,600-29,400
$18,000-32,000

sold for HK$187,500

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2016