Patek Philippe - The Geneva Watch Auction: SIX Geneva Friday, November 10, 2017 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1953
    Reference No: 2434
    Movement No: 975'578
    Case No: 671'253
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 9-90, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe pin buckle signed PP.Co
    Dimensions: 25mm. Width, 40mm. Length
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1953 and its subsequent sale on December 22, 1953.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The reference 2434 with its large case, elongated lugs and simple calm dial with applied indexes is typical of the industrial designs of the 1950s with its sleek, elegant and taught lines inspired by American automobile design of the time.

    Beating within is a magnificent tonneau shaped manual caliber 9-90 bearing the prestigious Geneva seal, attesting of the painstaking hand work that has gone in creating and decorating the movement.

    An ultra rare reference with this caliber, as only 20 yellow gold examples are known, it is in excellent overall condition, with strong case displaying a very crisp hallmark, seductive silver dial and beautiful movement the present lot is the perfect watch for the elegant gentleman.

  • 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. 2434
A fine and attractive yellow gold rectangular wristwatch

25mm. Width, 40mm. Length
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF6,000 - 9,000 

Sold for CHF10,000

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The Geneva Watch Auction: SIX

Geneva Auctions 11 - 12 November 2017