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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1956
    Reference No: 2514/1
    Movement No: 705'651
    Case No: 695'011
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, 27 SC
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold, signed PPC
    Dimensions: 30mm. Wide
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1956 and its subsequent sale on March 30th, 1957.
    Literature: For another example of reference 2514/1 please see Patek Philippe Wristwatches, Martin Huber and Alan Banbury, second addition, page 212.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Reference 2514/1 is a typical representative of Patek Philippe's generous and more lavish 1950s design. The case, a softly rounded square, features four elegant drop-shaped lugs. The present example is one of just over a dozen of watches known to date of this reference. Its silvered dial has a wonderful shine and both the signature and minute markings are raised in black enamel.Serviced at Patek Philippe over a decade ago, it has not been worn since then.

  • 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. 2514/1
A rare gold square wristwatch with centre seconds

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

CHF7,000 - 9,000 

Sold for CHF10,625

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The Watch Auction: One

Geneva Auction 10 May 2015 6:30pm