Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Apr 25, 2021

LOT 118

Ref. 2456, diamond-set dial; platinum and diamonds

HKD 280,000 - 369,200

USD 35,700 - 47,600 / CHF 33,200 - 44,240

Sold: HKD 362,500

Platinum and diamond-set, manual-winding, vertical rectangular-shaped with concave sides, gentleman’s wristwatch, snap-on case-back, pillar-shaped curved lugs, faceted crystal-glass, silver colour dial set with eight brilliant-cut diamonds (1-2-4-5-7-8-10-11) and three baguette-cut diamonds (3-9-12), with subsidiary seconds at 6.
Case-back engraved in taille-douce (fine cut) with the mention “V. M. Carter / Los Angeles”.

Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3-40


Slightly repolished

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-6-8-01


Slightly oxidized

Slightly scratched

HANDS Original

Brand Patek Philippe, Geneva

Reference 2456

Year Circa 1950

Movement No. 972 558

Case No. 661 958 (by F. Baumgartner, Geneva)

Bracelet black leather strap

Buckle platinum Patek Philippe buckle

Caliber 9-90, Gyromax balance and self-compensating Breguet hairspring, index regulator with swanneck spring and micrometric screw, adjusted to heat, cold isochronism and 5 positions

Dimensions 38.7 x 23.3 mm.

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories Extract from the Archives


The Extract from the Archives, dated September 19, 2019, mentioned that this watch was sold on November 28, 1950.


Patek Philippe, Reference 2456
This reference is launched in 1950.
This rectangular-shaped watch is fitted with the Cal. 9-90.
  • Huber, Martin, & Banbery, Alan, Patek Philippe Wristwatches, 1998, p. 137, ill. 194 (black & white Archives photo).