A rare and attractive yellow gold wristwatch with fancy lugs and two-tone dial

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  • Condition Report

  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1951
    Reference No: 2432
    Movement No: 956’137
    Case No: 652'569
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 10-200
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: Metal
    Dimensions: 32mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with gold raised hour-markers in 1951 and its subsequent sale on January 25, 1952.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present watch is an incredibly well-preserved wristwatch. It most notably features fancy and flamboyant lugs that give the timepiece a lot of presence on the wrist. Furthermore, the two-tone dial is preserved in untouched condition, and displays contrasting finishes which is very striking. The hard enamel signature is crisp and present. Most impressively, the dial barely shows any signs of aging, which is particularly noteworthy considering that the timepiece is over 65 years of age. Furthermore, the case is preserved in excellent condition, with an incredibly crisp hallmark on the caseband.

  • 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. 2432
A rare and attractive yellow gold wristwatch with fancy lugs and two-tone dial

1951
32mm Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
CHF6,000 - 9,000 
€5,500-8,300
$6,000-9,100

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Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Watches, Continental Europe and the Middle East
+ 41 79 637 1724
aghotbi@phillips.com

The Geneva Watch Auction X

Geneva Auction 9-10 November 2019