Important Collector's Wristwatches, P...

New York, Dec 01, 2004

LOT 335

Patek Philippe & Cie, Genève, No. 888146, case No. 2602746, Ref. 2438-1. Produced circa 1960. Extremely fine and rare, astronomic, center-seconds, water-resistant, 18K yellow gold gentleman's wristwatch with perpetual calendar, moon phases and an 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe buckle. Accompanied by the Extract from the Archives.

USD 250,000 - 350,000

EUR 200,000 - 300,000

Sold: USD 259,250

C. Two-body, solid, solid, polished, screwed-down case back with dedication, concave bezel, fluted lugs. D. Matte silver with applied yellow gold indexes, auxiliary dial for the date, apertures for the days of the week, the months and the moon phases. Yellow gold "dauphine" hands. M. 27-SC Q, stamped with the Geneva Quality Hallmark, rhodium plated, ?fausses côtes? decoration, 18 jewels, lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and five positions, shock-absorber, Breguet balance-spring, micrometer regulator.Dial, case and movement signed.Diam. 37 mm.

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Grading System
Case: 3


Movement: 3


Dial: 3 - 5 - 01


The present watch was sold by Antiquorum in Basel in 1990. Ref. 2497 and 2438-1 Ref. 2497 started in 1951 and 2438-1 started in 1952: From 1952 to 1963, only 179 examples of these models were produced, the majority in yellow gold, very few in pink and in white gold and only one in platinum is known to date; the Ref. 2438-1 with screwed back has also been produced in very small quantities.