Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Hong Kong, Dec 12, 2018

LOT 221


18K yellow gold, manual-winding, round-shaped, water-resistant gentleman's wristwatch, with screwed case-back, centre-seconds and dust protecting cap

Brand Patek Philippe

Reference Ref. 2508

Year 1955

Movement No. 705 072

Case No. 691 466

Bracelet integrated contemporary 18K yellow gold (by "E. C.", France, probably Paris)

Caliber 27 SC, adjusted to heat, cold isochronism and 5 positions, Geneva Quality Hall Mark

Dimensions Ø 35 mm.

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories Extract from the Archives

HKD 110,000 - 160,000

USD 13,000 - 20,000 / EUR 12,000 - 18,000

Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3-31-8



Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


The Extract from the Archives, dated April 27, 2018, mentioned that this watch was sold on June 27, 1956. Patek Philippe Reference 2508 This reference is launched in 1951 and remained in production until around 1960. This model is generally cased in yellow gold and very rarely in pink gold; very few examples are known in stainless steel. This reference is extremely rare with a black lacquered dial or fitted with luminous indexes and skeleton hands and even rarer when they are together. Vaccum The Latin word "Vacuum" stamped inside the case-back indicates the waterproof characteristics of the case with its screwed case-back. It is found in the Patek Philippe 1950's and 1960's production on cases bearing for examples references 1463 (Cal. 13-130 chronograph), 2508 (Cal. 27-SC), 2509 (Cal. 12-400), 2526 (Cal. 12-600AT), etc. Most of these cases were produced for Patek Philippe by the Genevan casemaker Manufacture de boites Taubert, successor of Frères Borgel, specialising in water-resistant cases.