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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1953
    Reference No: 2481
    Movement No: 702'370
    Case No: 668'418
    Material: 18k gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 27SC, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Brown Patek Philippe crocodile strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k gold Patek Philippe buckle
    Dimensions: 37mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with raised gold hour markers in 1953 and its subsequent sale on 29 October 1953.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Launched in 1950, Patek Philippe’s reference 2481 is one of the most sought after vintage time only watches available on the market today. With its oversized 37mm diameter case, the watch has a wonderfully classic line and appeal. The firm chose this model to sport some of their most rare and unusual cloisonné enamel dials. The present example is in wonderful original condition with strong case proportions and lovely two-tone dial. Its aesthetic beauty is sure to please the most discriminating collector.

  • 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. 2481
A fine and attractive gold wristwatch with two-tone dial and sweep centre seconds

1953
37mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$120,000 - 160,000 
€13,100-17,400
$15,000-20,000

Sold for HK$187,500

Contact Specialist
Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FIVE

Hong Kong Auction 28 November 2017