An extremely rare and attractive anti-magnetic yellow gold wristwatch with elongated hour-markers

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  • Condition Report

  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1960
    Reference No: 2570-1
    Movement No: 730'087
    Case No: 2'613'845
    Model Name: Amagnetic
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 27AM400, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold PPCo pin buckle
    Dimensions: 35mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed, dial further signed Gübelin
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract From the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1960 and its subsequent sale February 16, 1961, further accompanied by an Extract from the Archives of Gübelin confirming the sale of this watch and Patek Philippe fitted box
    Literature: This timepiece will be featured extensively in the re-edition of “Un guide de la montre-bracelet Patek Philippe "Antimagnetic"" and the winning bidder will receive a signed copy of this publication.

  • Catalogue Essay

    During the 1950s many distinguished watch manufacturers identified a demand for antimagnetic wristwatches. Many of these watches have become so famous and collectable, that one does not need to mention the manufacture's name but only the model name, to brighten any watch aficionado's eyes: Railmaster, Ingenieur, Milgauss and naturally Patek Philippe's Amagnetic!

    By definition, Amagnetic watches are tool watches, and consequently cased in stainless steel. Yet, Patek Philippe dared to case a very small number of Amagnetics in yellow and pink gold. Only sixteen yellow gold examples of the 2570/1 are known, amongst which only seven have the particularly coveted “Amagnetic” printed on the dial and large 12. The present timepiece is furthermore the only one of two known bearing the Gübelin signature, adding an element of extra rarity to an already rare watch.

    Beating inside is the superbly hand finished caliber 27AM400, protected by its original soft iron cover which can resist magnetic fields up to 450 oersteds.

    References 2570 and 2570/1 are very close to each other with only very subtle differences to the crown and the lugs. The crown of the reference 2570 is positioned completely outside the case and has straight lugs whereas the crown of reference 2570/1 is partly set into the case and has elegantly downturned lugs.

    The present watch features the Gübelin sales and service signature inside the caseback (a feature found often in watches sold by Gübelin in Zurich and found up til the late 60s / early 1970s). The watch is further accompanied by an Extract from the Archives of Gübelin confirming its sale.

    This watch is not only extremely rare but both the case and dial are very attractive and well preserved. It will for sure attract any serious collector’s attention.

    Please note that this timepiece will be featured extensively in the re-edition of “Un guide de la montre-bracelet Patek Philippe "Amagnetic" and the winning bidder will receive a signed copy of this publication.

  • 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. 2570-1
An extremely rare and attractive anti-magnetic yellow gold wristwatch with elongated hour-markers

1960
35mm Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed, dial further signed Gübelin

Estimate
CHF60,000 - 120,000 
€54,900-110,000
$60,300-121,000

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Contact Specialist
Virginie Liatard-Roessli
Specialist, Head of Sale
+41 76 338 91 03
vliatard@phillips.com

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