Exclusive Timepieces 7 December 2019 | Monaco LOT 107
Patek Philippe Very Unusual and Desirable Rectangular-Shape Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Reference 2425, With Fancy Lugs and Subsidiary Seconds Dial
Estimate € 12,000 – 24,000
Material: Yellow Gold
Reference N°: 2425
Case N°: 650179
Movement type: Manual
Movement N°: 951120
Bracelet: Leather Strap
Signed: Dial, case and movement
Accessories: Extract from the archives
Patek Philippe is probably the most illustrious watch brand in the world for beauty and quality of its creations. Its roots date back to 1839 and from that moment on the maximum goal to aspire to was simply that of excellence. The great efficiency of the movement was granted by the technicians in Patek’s factory while the cases were supplied by many case makers such as Taubert for stainless steel one or Wenger just to name two. The beauty of those metal shells was notable and was more so for some particular creations with unusual shape. The lot offered here is a gorgeous example of the rare reference 2425. Its unusual shape is an absolute novelty in watches world: produced in 18k yellow gold, the large lateral inclined mountings of this example represent something never seen before; the prolonged downturned lugs are the perfect ending of the watch and streamline the entire structure. The dial in its own way is special: the argentè background has gained a nice patina due to the age leaving shades of copper. The applied square and arabic indexes in yellow gold match perfectly with the feuille hands in gold as well. At 6 o’clock is positioned the subsidiary dial for seconds and to act like a frame is located the black outer closed track for minutes. Great exponent of the Art Decò, this watch is an absolute peculiarity, both in terms of rarity and style, and a must for every collection of specially shaped watches.
Accompanied by a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in yellow gold in 1947 and its subsequent sale on 25 May 1948.