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Important Collectors’ Wristwatches, P...

Geneva, Hotel Du Rhone, April 02, 2006

LOT 449

Ref. 2597 “First Generation” Patek Philippe & Cie, Genève, "Calatrava", No. 727309, case No. 309776, Ref. 2597 HS (Heures Sautantes). Made in 1959 and sold on Oct. 22, 1959. Very fine and rare, two time-zone, 18K yellow gold gentleman's wristwatch with three hands and an 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe buckle. Accompanied by the Extract from the Archives.

C. Three-body, solid, polished and brushed, flat bezel, concave lugs, band bearing two buttons activating the second blued steel hour hand forwards and backwards to indicate world time, independently by steps of one hour at a time. D. Matte silver with applied yellow gold and painted indexes, subsidiary seconds dial. Yellow gold "Dauphine" hands. M. Cal. 12-400 HS, stamped twice with the Geneva Quality Hallmark, rhodium-plated, "fausses-côtes" decoration, 18 jewels, straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance adjusted to heat, cold isochronism and 5 positions, shock-absorber, Breguet balance-spring, swanneck micrometer regulator. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 35 mm. Thickness 9 mm. To be sold without reserve

C. Three-body, solid, polished and brushed, flat bezel, concave lugs, band bearing two buttons activating the second blued steel hour hand forwards and backwards to indicate world time, independently by steps of one hour at a time.
D. Matte silver with applied yellow gold and painted indexes, subsidiary seconds dial. Yellow gold "Dauphine" hands.
M. Cal. 12-400 HS, stamped twice with the Geneva Quality Hallmark, rhodium-plated, "fausses-côtes" decoration, 18 jewels, straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance adjusted to heat, cold isochronism and 5 positions, shock-absorber, Breguet balance-spring, swanneck micrometer regulator. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 35 mm. Thickness 9 mm. To be sold without reserve

CHF 80,000 - 120,000

108 50,000 - 80,000 / -

Sold: CHF 141,000


Grading System
Grade: Logo grading

Exceptional

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01

Good

HANDS Original

Notes

The present watch was updated by the addition of the extra hand at the time the second adjustable jumping hour hand was launched. Ref. 2597 HS. Production of this reference started in 1958. It was produced in two series: - first series, with an adjustable jumping hour hand; - second series, with a second adjustable jumping blued steel hour hand; the manufacture of this second device began in March 1962.