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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1950
    Reference No: 2452
    Movement No: 954'601
    Case No: 659'498
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal 10""200, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: Yellow gold plated pin buckle.
    Dimensions: 35mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the watch in 1950 and its subsequent sale on Nov, 13th, 1950.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Patek Philippe ref 2452 was made in two series, the first with calibre 10'''200, from 1949 until around 1951 like the present lot and the second series featuring calibre 12'''400, started production in 1950 and was discontinued around 1958.

    Understated with a twist is what best defines the present ref 2452 with its conservative and classical dial enhanced by an audacious case design with prominent stepped lugs giving the watch a certain artistic cachet. Presented today in excellent overall condition, this watch offers tremendous value for any collector.

  • Artist Biography

    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. 2452
A fine and attractive yellow gold wristwatch with stepped downturned lugs

1950
35mm. Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed.

Estimate
CHF8,000 - 14,000 
€7,400-13,000
$7,900-13,900

Sold for CHF12,500

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The Geneva Watch Auction: FIVE

Geneva Auctions 13 – 14 May 2017