Patek Philippe - Geneva Watch Auction: TWO Geneva Saturday, November 7, 2015 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1961
    Reference No: 2508
    Movement No: 708'846
    Case No: 2'613'719
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 27SC, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold buckle
    Dimensions: 35 mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Certificate of Origin and Patek Philippe presentation case. Furthermore, the present watch is accompanied by an Extract from the Archives confirming date of production of the present watch in 1961 and its subsequent sale on February 22, 1961

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Patek Philippe reference 2508 was launched in 1951 and remained in production for roughly a decade. Reference 2508 is fortunate enough to share the same case shape and proportions as the celebrated chronograph reference 1463. With its screw-down, water-resistant case, the reference 2508 remains amongst the most popular time-only wristwatches the brand ever produced.

    For any watch collector that has been in search of a magnificent example of reference 2508 in yellow gold, look no further. The present example was virtually never worn or polished, fitted with the original strap, bearing the "water-proof" original sticker on the caseback, which is a treat in itself. Furthermore, it is presented with the original Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin with matching envelope that bears the movement number at the upper corner, in addition to the presentation box. The watch features underneath the original crystal a silvered dial, applied yellow gold baton hour markers, and attractive dauphine hands.

    In superb condition, this exceptional 2508 is fresh to the auction market, and its state of preservation is one that even the most demanding collectors would hope for.

  • 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. 2508
A very attractive and virtually mint yellow gold wristwatch with centre seconds and original certificate and box

35 mm. Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

CHF25,000 - 50,000 

Sold for CHF50,000

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Geneva Watch Auction: TWO

Geneva Auction 7 & 8 November 2015 6:30pm