Patek Philippe - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XII Hong Kong Saturday, June 5, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1954
    Reference No: 2468
    Movement No: 976’044
    Case No: 680’153
    Model Name: Hour Glass
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal.9’’’90, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 24mm width x 39mm length
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming its date of manufacture of the present timepiece in 1954 and its subsequent date of sale on 17th February 1955.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Reference 2468 launched in the late 1940’s is also affectionately known as the “Hour Glass" due to its distinguished elongated rectangular shape. The lugs flares gracefully outward from the centre creating a concave silhouette of this art deco timepiece. The present example housed in a beautiful yellow gold case popularized during the post-war years is crafted by C. Markowski known to specialised in rectangular case designs identified by the key number 8 hallmark stamped inside the case back. Fitted with a champagne dial, the present example is classic yet startling, and a great addition to the collection of tastemakers of unusual vintage charm.

  • 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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Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 2468
A rare and attractive yellow gold rectangular-shaped wristwatch with small seconds, faceted crystal and flared lugs

24mm width x 39mm length
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$40,000 - 80,000 

Sold for HK$69,300

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XII

Hong Kong Auctions 5-6 June 2021