Important Watches, Wristwatches and C...

Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Oct 31, 1998

LOT 462

Patek Philippe & Cie, Geneve, Ref. 2481, circa 1955. "Le Phare" Very fine and rare center second, 18K pink gold gentleman's wristwatch with polychrome "cloisonne" enamel dial.

CHF 130,000 - 150,000

Sold: CHF 174,000

C. massive, polished, fluted lugs, concave bezel. D. in "cloisonne " polychrome enamel representing an exotic landscape, the sea and a lighthouse, with applied gold indexes on the outer gold ring. "Dauphine" gold hands. M. 27-SC Geneva Quality Hall Mark, rhodium plated, "fausses cotes" decoration, 18 jewels, lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to heat, cold isochronism and 5 positions, antishock system, selfcompensating Breguet balance-spring, micrometer regulator. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 37 mm.

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Grading System
Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Very few examples of "cloisonne" enamel dial with the outer gold ring bearing the time graduation were produced by Patek Philippe at this time. Similar watches are illustrated in Patel/ Philippe Wostwalehes, by Martin 1-tuber & Alan Banbery, Edition 1998, pp. 205, 209 and 211. A similar watch is published in Collezianare Orologi Patel/ Philippe by Madeleine and Osvaldo Patrizzi, p. 195.