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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 11, 2014

LOT 179

PATEK PHILIPPE REF. 2406 - PINK GOLD Patek Philippe & Co, Genève, No. 961209, case No. 648310, Ref. 2406. Made circa 1948. Fine and rare, 18K pink gold wristwatch.

Two-body, solid, polished, rounded bezel and band, concave lugs, recessed crown, snap-on back. Matte silver with applied pink gold round and baton indexes and Arabic 12 numeral, outer minute track, subsidiary seconds dial. Pink gold baton hands. Cal. 12'''-120, rhodium-plated, fausses côtes decoration, 18 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronisms and 5 positions, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, swan-neck micrometer regulator.

CHF 6,000 - 8,000

HKD 50,000 - 66,000 / USD 64,000 - 8,500

Sold: CHF 8,125

Grading System
Grade: A


Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-32-50-01


Slightly restored


HANDS Original


Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 35 mm. THICKNESS 9.5 mm. Production of this reference started in 1945. This model was first equipped with a cal. 12'''-120 movement from 1945 to 1950 (small seconds), or with a 12'''-120 SC (with the option of indirectly driven center-seconds), then with a cal. 12'''- 400 from approximately 1950 to 1960.