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7 December 2019 | Monaco | Lot 166

Patek Philippe Extraordinary and Particular Calatrava in Yellow Gold, Reference 2428, With Unusual Lugs and Original Certificate

Estimate € 10,000 – 20,000

Model: Calatrava
Material: Yellow Gold
Reference N°: 2428
Year: 1950s
Case N°: 422929
Caliber: 10″
Movement type: Manual
Movement N°: 741212
Bracelet: Leather Strap
Dimensions: 34 mm
Signed: Dial, case and movement
Accessories: certificate of origin

The renown and prestige that Patek Philippe has acquired amongst passionates and collectors is due to many factors: first of all the quality of the movement, secondly the skills of their workshops and last but not least the beauty of the designs of some their creations. This spirit is perfectly embodied in its Calatrava model that over the years has had different variations. One of those is certainly the reference 2428, immediately recognizable by its fancy lugs. The lot here offered is a beautiful example in very nice conditions. Its case is solid and well preserved and the iconic lugs leap to the eyes for their unmistakable stepped broad, rectangular, downturned curve, oversized and massive shape. This reference 2428 from the 1940s is the epitome of vintage Patek Philippe with the classic silver satin-finished dial with a floating subsidiary dial at 6 o’clock for constant seconds, the applied yellow gold baton numerals and feuille hands. It is fitted with the calibre 10–200 manual-wind movement in typical Patek fashion. Sold with its original certificate of originality, this watch is a great example of the manufacture’s elegant style and the perfect dress watch.

With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin confirming the movement, case material, caliber and refrence.