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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Oct 27, 2019

LOT 411

PATEK PHILIPPE REF. 2440, FLUTED OVERHANGING TEARDROP LUGS; 18K PINK GOLD

18K pink gold, manual-winding, vertical rectangular-shaped with rounded corners, gentleman’s wristwatch, with snap-on case-back, concave bezel, fluted overhanging teardrop lugs, recessed crown, silver dial with subsidiary seconds at 6.

Brand Patek Philippe, Geneva

Reference 2440

Year Circa 1949

Movement No. 953 141

Calibre  10-200, adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions

Case No. 653 798

Bracelet Black leather strap, 18K pink gold PP buckle

Dimensions 45 x 27.8 mm.

Signature Dial, case and movement

Accessories Extract from the Archives

HKD 70,000 - 100,000

CHF 8,800 - 13,200 / USD 8,850 - 13,250

Sold: HKD 87,500


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01

Good

HANDS Original


Notes

The Extract from the Archives, dated March 24, 1993, mentioned that this watch was sold on January 14, 1950. 

Patek Philippe, Reference 2448 
This reference is launched in 1948.
This rectangular-shaped watch was fitted with the Cal. 10-200, and latter with the Cal. 9-90.
Very few examples were produced.
Bibliography
• Huber, Martin, & Banbery, Alan, Patek Philippe Wristwatches, 1998, p. 136, ill. 192 (black & white Archives photo), and p. 160, ill. 242 (black & white Archives photo).