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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

Good

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-32-50-01

Good

Slightly restored

Refreshed

HANDS Original


Notes

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.