An exceptionally well-preserved, rare and large yellow gold wristwatch with sweep center seconds and two-tone dial

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1952
    Reference No: 2482
    Movement No: 701'873
    Case No: 670'146
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 27 SC, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe buckle
    Dimensions: 36mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with raised gold indexes in 1952 and its subsequent sale on 20 February 1953.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Preserved in exceptional and impressive condition, the present wristwatch is incredibly large and contemporary in appearance, particularly when one takes into account the date of manufacture. The case is wonderfully crisp, with a sharp hallmark beneath the lug. The contrast between the polished and satin finishes are very striking. Furthermore, the two-tone dial is preserved in excellent condition with a hard enamel signature that is highly legible and raised.

    Patek Philippe produced the reference 2482 from 1950, and ceased production around 1960. At the time of manufacture, it was an anomaly in Patek Philippe's line of production due to its size. It was fitted with the 27 SC movement, which was a novelty at the time.

  • 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. 2482
An exceptionally well-preserved, rare and large yellow gold wristwatch with sweep center seconds and two-tone dial

1952
36mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
CHF10,000 - 20,000 
€9,200-18,400
$10,100-20,100

sold for CHF23,750

Contact Specialist
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