A rare pink gold square wristwatch with unusual lugs

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1950
    Reference No: 2423
    Movement No: 953'931
    Case No: 656'035
    Material: 18k pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, 10-200
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k pink gold buckle, signed PPC
    Dimensions: 30mm. Wide
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1950 and its subsequent sale on July 10th, 1950.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Few vintage wristwatches are as prominent as Patek Philippe’s reference 2423. This should not come as a surprise as the horn-or-flame shaped lugs on this model are probably unique to this reference.


    Examples in rose gold are amongst the rarest vintage wristwatches and the present watch, for the first time ever at auction, must be considered one of the best preserved and most attractive specimen of this landmark reference.

  • 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. 2423
A rare pink gold square wristwatch with unusual lugs

1950
18k pink gold
30mm. Wide
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
CHF10,000 - 15,000 

sold for CHF15,000

Contact Specialist
Nathalie Monbaron
+41 22 317 81 83

The Geneva Watch Auction: One

Geneva Auction 10 May 2015 6:30pm