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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Nov 08, 2020

LOT 557

PATEK PHILIPPE, REF. 503.24E, SOLAR PERPETUAL CALENDAR TABLE CLOCK, GILDED BRASS, ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE

Extremely rare and fine, gilded brass, rectangular-shaped, mechanical solar-powered table clock with linear perpetual calendar, so-called «American calendar».

Brand Patek Philippe, Geneva

Model Pendulette a énergie lumineuse et quantieme perpétuel

Reference Ref. 503.24 E

Year Sold in December 1968

Case No. 1109

Caliber 17-250 EQ, lever escapement with Gyromax balan- ce, no. 873564

Dimensions 142 x 201 x 90 mm

Signature Dial and Movement

Accessories Certificate of origin, Patek Philippe solar clocks presentation leaflet (in Italian), Patek service transport case

CHF 9,000 - 14,000

HKD 72,000 - 112,000 / USD 9,000 - 14,000

Sold: CHF 11,250


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3-7-9

Good

Oxidized

Scratched

Movement: 3**

Good

Repair required, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-9-01

Good

Scratched

HANDS Original


Notes

Property of the original Italian family
The reference 503.24 E
This reference was launched in circa 1964 and was in production for around five years.
This model is one of the “Pendulette a remontage automatique par la lumiere” (clock with automatic winding by light) collection launched in the 1960’s, of which the “Pendule Carrée” (square clock) is the most common; it is with the “Dome” clock the most classical table timepieces made by Patek Philippe. All of them are wound with the sun energy, through captors that power the mechanical 17-250 E calibre, a pocket watch movement, laying horizontally.
The Ref. 503.24 E is made of gilt brass cabinet with satin-finish, silvered metal dial and gilded brass “Baton” hands. Very few examples were produced, of which 15 are known to this day (four of them were delivered to Tiffany & Co, New York).