Patek Philippe - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FOUR Hong Kong Monday, May 29, 2017 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1965
    Reference No: 2509
    Movement No: 733'079
    Case No: 2'625'845
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Mechanical, 27-AM 400, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Patek Philippe crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold Patek Philippe buckle
    Dimensions: 35 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1965 and its subsequent sale on 19 January 1966.
    Literature: For another example of a reference 2509, however in stainless steel, please see Patek Philippe Steel Watches by John Goldberger, pages 200 and 201.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Reference 2509 was launched in 1950. This particular example is fitted with the highly unusual anti-magnetic caliber 27 AM 400, which was launched in 1960 and was usually reserved for other references besides the reference 2509. There are believed to be less than 10 examples known. The reference 2509 is a very popular reference due to its sporty design with water-resistant-type case with a screw back. The present watch has been preserved in a lovely and original condition.

  • 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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Various Properties


Ref. 2509
A fine yellow gold anti-magnetic wristwatch

35 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$96,000 - 150,000 

Sold for HK$106,250

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FOUR

Hong Kong Auction 30 May 2017