Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces...

Hong Kong, Jun 13, 2023

LOT 64

Patek Philippe
Ref. 2451, “Pink Salmon” dial; “Calatrava” so-called “Acuatic”; 18K pink gold

HKD 34,900 - 70,000

EUR 4,200 - 8,300 / CHF 4,000 - 8,000 / USD 4,500 - 9,000

Sold: HKD 52,500

A fine and very rare ,18K pink gold, manual-winding wristwatch with screwed case-back, flat bezel, “Pink Salmon” colour dial with applied 18K pink gold “Baton” indexes and subsidiary seconds at 6.

Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-7-01



HANDS Original

Brand Patek Philippe, Geneva

Model Calatrava

Reference 2451

Year circa 1952

Movement No. 959 545

Case No. 672 003 (by Frères Borgel – Manufacture Taubert & Frères, Geneva)

Material 18K pink gold

Buckle 18K pink gold PP buckle

Diameter 31 mm.

Caliber 10-200, index regulator with swan-neck spring and micrometric screw

Weight 31gr. (approx.)

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories Extract from the Archives


Patek Philippe, Ref. 2451

This reference is launched in 1949 and remained in production until the late-1950s.

This tonneau-shaped watch (37 x 30.5 mm.) is fitted with the manual-winding Cal. 10-200.

The majority in yellow gold, more rarely in stainless steel and pink gold.

This model is so-called “Acuatic” by collectors.