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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1960
    Reference No: 2545
    Movement No: 729'763
    Case No: 309'661
    Model Name: "Calatrava"
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 12-400, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe buckle stamped PPCo
    Dimensions: 32mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin, envelope, fitted presentation box and outer packaging. Furthermore delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1960 and its subsequent sale on 27 January 1961.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Reference 2545 is the waterproof sibling to the famous Calatrava reference 96. Compared to reference 96, which features a snap-on case back, reference 2545 is fitted with a screw down case back. Pink gold examples are highly rare. To date, no more than a dozen examples have appeared at auction, with the present watch being fresh to the market.

    The present watch is distinguished by its marvelous condition. The case back is stamped with a Portuguese hallmark, which is incredibly deep and crisp. Fitting, since the Certificate of Origin states that the watch was retailed at J. Maury, Succ. H Maury Relojoaria in Lisboa, Portugal. There is furthermore another hallmark punched deep beneath the crown.

    The dial too, is equally beautiful, having developed a pleasing layer of patina over time. The enamel signature remains strong and raised, having seen no intervention at all.

  • 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. 2545
A rare and exceptionally well-preserved pink gold wristwatch with original certificate and fitted presentation box

1960
32mm. Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
CHF8,000 - 12,000 
€6,900-10,400
$8,300-12,400

Sold for CHF10,625

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The Geneva Watch Auction: SIX

Geneva Auctions 11 - 12 November 2017