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Patek Philippe A fine and elegant Patek Philippe rectangular Lady's watch reference 2296 in 18k yellow gold with flared lugs and official Patek Philippe letter

Estimation € 8,000 – 15,000

Model: Banana
Material: yellow gold
Reference N°: 2296
Case N°: 660550
Movement N°: 944377
Bracelet: leather strap
Dimensions: 18 mm x 30 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: letter

Between the 1930s and 1950s, the production of Patek Philippe was mainly dedicated to shape watches and especially to a huge variety of rectangular models. Times slowly changed and around the ’50s round watches came to the fore for their fashionable and chic design and the production of rectangular watches soon became a rarity. But even more rare were rectangular watches produced for women that could hardly be found but whose demand slowly began to rise. Once again Patek Philippe became the spokesman of this growing need giving birth to the reference 2296, a lady’s version of the larger and most famous 2442 also known with the nicknamed “banana”. This model is extremely rare, and according to past result less than 10 of such examples have ever come to auction. The reference 2296 attracts eyes for its beautiful curved structure, its flared lugs and elegant design. The small and delicate case perfectly adorns a woman’s wrist together with the silver dial with Arabic and dagger numerals. A real true gem, this small Patek Philippe creation is the perfect accessory for a classy woman. The watch is also offered with the official Patek Philippe letter confirming the production and subsequent sale of this item.