A fine yellow gold rectangular wristwatch with unusual lugs

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1952
    Reference No: 2404
    Movement No: 974'696
    Case No: 672'621
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Mechanical, 9'''90
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Patek Philippe crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold Patek Philippe Campaign buckle
    Dimensions: 21 mm. width
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with raised hour markers in 1952 and its subsequent sale on 23 December 1952.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The reference 2404 was first introduced in 1945. We believe that not very many examples were made and one can only find either yellow or pink gold examples. The present watch is a very appealing reference 2404 and has been kept in very original and most attractive condition.

  • 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. 2404
A fine yellow gold rectangular wristwatch with unusual lugs

百達翡麗,精細,18K黃金長方形腕錶,配獨特錶耳,型號2404,1952年製

1952
21 mm. width
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$50,000 - 80,000 
€5,900-9,400
$6,200-10,000

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