Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Nov 08, 2015

LOT 293

PATEK PHILIPPE REF. 2481 RUBY INDEXES AND PINK GOLD Patek Philippe, Genève, movement No. 704892, case No. 689392, Ref. 2481. Made circa 1955. Fine and extremely rare, 18K pink gold center seconds wristwatch with ruby indexes with a detachable 18k pink gold Patek Philippe/ Gay Freres bracelet dated 1/56.

CHF 10,000 - 15,000

HKD 80,000 - 120,000 / USD 10,400 - 16,000

Sold: CHF 17,500

Two-body, solid, polished, fluted curved lugs, overlapping concave bezel, snap-on case back. Cream with applied ruby indexes, outer minute/seconds dot divisions. Pink gold dauphine hands. Cal. 27-SC, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 18 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating blued Breguet balance spring, index regulator.

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Grading System
Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-23-01

Very good


HANDS Original


Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 37 mm. THICKNESS 12 mm. Approx. overall length 170 mm. The REFERENCE 2481 is a mythical reference by PATEK PHILIPPE due to the enamel versions with brightly decorated themes such as the tropics or the lighthouse. It is also sometimes declined with an enamel dial especially made for KING ABDUL AL-AZIZ III IBN SAUD. Born with an enamel dial with a portrait, the dial has obviously been exchanged at some point so an extract cannot be ordered for this watch.