A rare gold square wristwatch

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1957
    Reference No: 2540
    Movement No: 764'584
    Case No: 699'799
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, 12-600
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold, signed PPC
    Dimensions: 32mm. Wide
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1957 and its subsequent sale on May 27th, 1958

  • Catalogue Essay

    Reference 2540 is one of the very few known square shaped Patek Philippe wristwatches ever to be fitted with the legendary calibre 12-600, the firm’s first self-winding movement.


    This model impresses by its clear but very soft lines, most evident by the perfectly integrated crystal made specifically for this reference.


    The present example, consigned by a private collector, is in overall very good condition and offers great value, be it for collecting or wearing.

  • 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. 2540
A rare gold square wristwatch

1957
32mm. Wide
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
CHF10,000 - 15,000 

sold for CHF21,250

Contact Specialist
Nathalie Monbaron
+41 22 317 81 83

The Geneva Watch Auction: One

Geneva Auction 10 May 2015 6:30pm