Important Collectors’ Wristwatches, P...

New York - The Fuller Building, Mar 28, 2007

LOT 174

So-Called "Banana" Patek Philippe, Genève, No. 974284, case No. 671677, Ref. 2442. Made circa 1955. Very fine and very rare, rounded flared lugs, "bombé", 18K yellow gold gen-tleman's wristwatch with an 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe buckle. Accompanied by an Extract from the Archives and original fitted box.

USD 20,000 - 30,000

EUR 15,000 - 23,000

Sold: USD 37,760

C. Two-body, solid, polished and brushed, rounded flared lugs, curved crystal. D. Matte silver with applied yellow gold dart indexes and Arabic numerals, subsidiary seconds dial. Yellow gold "feuille" hands. M. Cal. 9'''-90, tonneau-shaped, rhodium-plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, 18 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, ?swan-neck? micrometer regulator. Dial, case, and movement signed. Dim. 27 x 43 mm. Thickness 10 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original


Ref. 2442 ?Banana? was produced from 1948 to 1955