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Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces

New York, Apr 10, 2013

LOT 293

PATEK PHILIPPE REF. 2456 YELLOW GOLD Philippe, Genève, No. 974474, case No. 669895, Ref. 2456. Made in 1950. Very fine and rare, rectangular curved, flared, 18K yellow gold wristwatch.

C. Two-body, solid, polished and brushed, flared sides, pillar-shaped lug, snap-on case back, flat-top crystal. D. Matte silver with applied faceted yellow gold dart and baton indexes, subsidiary seconds dial. Yellow gold baton hands. M. Cal. 9???-90, tonneau-shaped, stamped with the Seal of Geneva quality mark, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 18 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, Gyromax balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions , self-compensating Breguet balance spring, micrometer regulator. Dial, case and movement signed. DIM. 23 x 39 mm. THICKNESS 9 mm.

USD 5,000 - 8,000

HKD 39,000 - 62,000 / CHF 4,800 - 7,600

Sold: USD 7,250

Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-8-01

Very good

Slightly scratched

HANDS Original


Production of reference 2456 began in 1950 and was produced in very few numbers. An example is featured in ?Patek Philippe Wristwatches?, by Martin Huber and Alan Banbery, 1998, page 137.