A lavish and heavy yellow gold bracelet watch with concealed dial

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1946
    Reference No: 2134
    Movement No: 941’703
    Case No: 645'455
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 7'''70, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe bracelet, max length 175mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe concealed folding clasp stamped PP.Co
    Dimensions: 27.5mm Width
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe fitted box, pouch and Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1946 and its subsequent sale on August 12, 1948 with bracelet in yellow gold.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Heavy, lavish and bold, the present watch encapsulates Patek Philippe's daring and innovative design spirit of the 1940s.

    Preserved in excellent condition, this timepiece must have been worn sparingly throughout its lifetime as it hardly displays any wear. Furthermore, a crisp and sharp hallmark is punched on the caseband. Composed of flexible links, the bracelet watch conceals a dial that has been preserved and untouched for over seventy years. The "long" hard enamel signature displaying "Patek, Philippe & Co." is present and raised, and the dial hardly displays any sign of aging or intervention.

  • 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. 2134
A lavish and heavy yellow gold bracelet watch with concealed dial

1946
27.5mm Width
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

Estimate
CHF20,000 - 30,000 
€17,600-26,400
$20,500-30,700

sold for CHF36,250

Contact Specialist
Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Sale
+41 22 317 81 89
aghotbi@phillips.com

The Geneva Watch Auction: EIGHT

Geneva Auction 10-11 November 2018