Exclusive Timepieces 7 December 2019 | Monaco LOT 122
Patek Philippe Rare and Unusual Cushion Shape Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Reference 2473, With Hooded Lugs and Silver Dial
Estimate € 8,000 – 16,000
Material: Yellow Gold
Reference N°: 2473
Case N°: 512813
Movement type: Manual
Movement N°: 957655
Bracelet: Leather Strap
Signed: Dial, case and movement
Accessories: Extract from the archives
We are here in the presence of a very rare and unusual Patek Philippe reference 2473: its production started in 1950 and soon became really appreciated among watches’ aficionados for its particular shape. its case make this lot a really rare example of Patek Philippe craftmanship. The square shape case with snap on back has been realized in yellow gold, the cylindrical stepped hooded lugs look a bit massive but perfectly match the delicacy of the rest of the case. Right below the winding crown is still visible the nice Patek’s hallmark while the curved sloping crystal recalls the style that can also be found on other models of that period as a reference 1593 but adding an additional edge. This massive and thick glass gives protection to the essential dial with applied baton indexes in yellow gold, the feuille hands and the small seconds counter at 6 o’clock. An aura of oxidation has slowly taken possession of the case, but it does not over-invade the visual impact but rather adds that extra touch of lived-in to an absolutely fascinating watch in its uniqueness of form.
With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in yellow gold in 1952 and its subsequent sale on 9 July 1952.