Patek Philippe - Geneva Watch Auction: TWO Geneva Saturday, November 7, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1952
    Reference No: 2428
    Movement No: 957'634
    Case No: 422'633
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 10-200, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold buckle
    Dimensions: 34mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by an Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1952 and its subsequent sale on June 18th, 1952

  • Catalogue Essay

    This particular example never before seen at auction is a perfect representation of the timeless designs crafted by Patek Philippe.

    Reference 2428 is defined by its stepped broad, rectangular lugs with a downturned curve. Applied yellow gold baton hour markers complement the silver satin-finished dial with a subsidiary dial at 6 o’clock for constant seconds. The case shows pleasing signs of oxidation with tones of blue, purple, and copper. It is fitted with the calibre 10-200 manual-wind movement, stamped with the seal of Geneva certifying its exceptional quality.

    Extremely attractive and well preserved, this watch is sure to make a great addition to any vintage collection.

  • 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. 2428
A very rare and attractive yellow gold wristwatch with unusual lugs

34mm. Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

CHF8,000 - 14,000 

Sold for CHF11,250

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Geneva Watch Auction: TWO

Geneva Auction 7 & 8 November 2015 6:30pm