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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1950
    Reference No: 2295
    Movement No: 944'341
    Case No: 660'566
    Model Name: Lady's Eiffel Tower
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 7’70, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Gold-plated buckle
    Dimensions: 16 mm x 27 mm
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied with Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1950 and its subsequent sale on November 1st, 1950

  • Catalogue Essay

    An extremely rare model, the Patek Philippe 2295 reference was in production between 1949 and around 1955. It is the petite version of the man’s “Eiffel Tower” 2242. Not only is the stylish design of the man’s “Eiffel Tower” model retained, but it is now even more amiable in a dainty case. This model is affectionately dubbed by collectors as "Mistinguett", the name of a French actress and singer who was at one time the highest-paid female entertainer in the world.

    To our best knowledge, only about 20 yellow gold examples are known to exist. With an unmissable retro flare, the present lot is definitely an elegant timepiece. Our research shows that the present watch is fresh to the market and the 19th known example to come to auction, making it an exquisite timepiece to possess.

  • 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. 2295
A fine and very rare lady’s yellow gold wristwatch with raised gold hour markers

1950
16 mm x 27 mm
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$30,000 - 50,000 
€3,300-5,500
$3,800-6,400

Sold for HK$47,500

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
[email protected]

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
[email protected]

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SEVEN

Hong Kong Auction 27 November 2018