Important Watches, Wristwatches and C...

Hong Kong, Hotel Furama Kempinski, Jun 09, 1997

LOT 199

Patek Philippe & Cie, Geneve, No. 888029, case No. 678868, Ref. 2497, made in 1953, sold on 22 octobre 1953. Probably unique and very fine, centre second, astronomic, platinum gentleman's wristwatch with perpetual calendar, moon phases, with integrated Patek Philippe platinum bracelet.

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Sold: HKD 5,850,000

C. massive, polished, concave bezel, fluted lugs. D. matt silver with applied diamond indexes + auxiliary dials for the days of the month, apertures for the days of the week, the months and the lunations. "Feuille" platinum hands. M. 27-SC Q 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, self compensating Breguet balance-spring, micrometer regulator. Dial, case and movement signed, accompanied by Extract of the Archives. In excellent condition. Diam. 35 mm.

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Ref. 2497 From 1952 to 1963, only 179 examples of this model were produced, the majority in yellow gold, very few in pink and in white gold and the present platinum watch is seemingly unique. - First series from 1952 to 1958 with applied Arabic numerals and "Feuille" hands. - Second series from 1958 to 1960 with applied Arabic numerals and "Dauphine" hands. - Third series with applied gold indexes and "Dauphine" hands.