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New York, Nov 28, 2001

LOT 444

Patek Philippe & Cie, Genève, No. 974339, case No. 671354, Ref. 2441. Production of this reference started in 1948.Very fine and rare, rectangular 'bombé', flared, 18K yellow gold gentleman's wristwatch with an 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe buckle.

USD 16,000 - 20,000

Sold: USD 21,850

C. two-body, solid, polished and brushed, pillar-shaped lugs, domed crystal. D. matte silver with applied yellow gold bâton, triangular indexes and Roman numerals, auxiliary seconds dial. "Bâton" yellow gold hands. M. Cal . 9 '''-90 tonneau, rhodium-plated, "fausses-côtes" decoration, 18 jewels, straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, Breguet balance-spring, micrometer regulator.Dial, case, and movement signed.Dim. 29 x 41 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3


Movement: 3


Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original


Ref. 2441.Originally called the "Eiffel Tower" by collectors, this model was subsequently renamed "Pagoda" by Patek Philippe. A replica of this very successful model was made in 1997, on the occasion of the opening of their new factory.