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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1958
    Reference No: 2591
    Movement No: 782'045
    Case No: 424'859
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 23-300, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Platinum bracelet signed Patek Philippe max length 200mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum clasp
    Dimensions: 34.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with platinum bracelet in 1958 and its subsequent sale on October 5, 1959. Further accompanied by Patek Philippe presentation box.
    Literature: Reference 2591 is featured in Patek Philippe Wristwatches, by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery p. 186

  • Catalogue Essay

    Manufacture of reference 2591 started in 1957 and epitomizes perfectly the design acumen of the era with its perfectly balanced minimalistic dial devoid of any unnecessary clutter. The fireworks however are reserved for the bewildering original platinum mesh bracelet (as confirmed by the Patek Philippe Extract) giving the watch an inimitable panache.

    Reference 2591 was made mainly in yellow and white gold and only 5 models in platinum are known. Fresh to the market, the present watch is the only known example with original removable platinum bracelet and most probably a unique piece.

    Finding this a unique piece in such attractive condition is a true opportunity that should not be missed.

  • 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. 2591
An attractive and most probably unique platinum wristwatch with original removable platinum bracelet

34.5mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

CHF10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for CHF22,500

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The Geneva Watch Auction: NINE

Geneva Auction 11-12 May 2019