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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Oct 27, 2019

LOT 418

PATEK PHILIPPE REF. 2549-1, OVERHANGING HORN SHAPED LUGS, SILVER GUILOCHÉ DIAL; 18K PINK GOLD

18K pink gold, manual-winding, round-shaped, gentleman’s wristwatch, with snap-on case-back, fluted bezel, overhanging horn shaped lugs, silver guiloché (engine-turned) dial with subsidiary seconds at 6.

Brand Patek Philippe, Geneva

Reference 2549-1

Year Circa 1954

Movement No. 742 277

Calibre  10-200, adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, Geneva Quality Hall Mark

Case No. 683 056

Bracelet Black leather strap, 18K pink gold PP buckle

Diameter 33 mm.

Signature Dial, case and movement

Accessories Extract from the Archives

HKD 220,000 - 300,000

CHF 27,450 - 38,400 / USD 27,600 - 38,650

Sold: HKD 293,750


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Notes

The watch is stamp, outside the case-back, with French Assay Office import hallmark (owl) and Jean Guillermin master’s mark (“J G & Cie” inside a horizontal oval), the Parisian distributor of the Genevan brand. 

The Extract from the Archives, dated September 19, 2019, mentioned that this watch was sold on May 2, 1955. 

Patek Philippe, Reference 2549-1 
This reference is launched in 1954.
This round-shaped watch is fitted with the Cal. 10-200.
The majority in yellow gold, more rarely in pink gold.
 Very few examples were produced.
 The Ref. 2549-2 is the same model with black dial, while Ref. 2549 is with taurus horn-shaped lugs, so-called by collectors “Devil’s Horns”. Bibliography
Huber, Martin, & Banbery, Alan, Patek Philippe Wristwatches, 1998, p. 153, ill. 225 (black & white Archives photo).