A fine and rare yellow gold automatic wristwatch with black glossy dial

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1956
    Reference No: 2584
    Movement No: 764'047
    Case No: 2'600'113
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 12-600, 30 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold PPCo pin buckle
    Dimensions: 36mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1956 and its subsequent sale on March 5, 1958 and Patek Philippe fitted box

  • Catalogue Essay

    A watch of incredible suave charisma the present Patek Philippe reference 2584 in yellow gold impresses with its overall superb condition with full case, subtly facetted lugs, crisp hallmark on the lug and striking glossy black dial.

    Reference 2584 was produced for a short period making it a rare model amongst Patek Philippe Calatravas. In fact only 49 reference 2584 are known of which the present model is the second one with black dial to appear on the market.

    This model is powered by the now iconic automatic Patek Philippe caliber 12-600, considered by the cognoscenti as being the most beautiful vintage automatic wristwatch movement ever designed. It is not only finished to the highest degree as attested by the Geneva seal but it also features a Gyromax balance and an 18k gold guilloche rotor.

    Furthermore, the reference 2584 features an ingenious snap on back with raised borders fitting snugly into the case and thus increasing the water resistance.

    Fresh to the market, its superb condition, its striking combination of yellow gold case and black dial combined with its ultimate rarity make the present reference 2584 a superb addition to any connoisseurs' collection.

  • 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. 2584
A fine and rare yellow gold automatic wristwatch with black glossy dial

1956
36mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
CHF20,000 - 30,000 
€17,100-25,700
$21,200-31,800

sold for CHF68,750

Contact Specialist
Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Sale
+41 22 317 81 81
aghotbi@phillips.com

The Geneva Watch Auction: SEVEN

Geneva Auction 12-13 May 2018