Exclusive Timepieces 7 –⁠ 8 December 2019 | Monaco

Auction Details

A wide selection of very fine vintage timepieces, property of various prominent collectors will be presented in this sale. Including a fine selection of Longines Chronograph coming from one of the most important collections worldwide.

154 Patek Philippe Nice and Elegant Rectangular Shape Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Reference 2427, With Fancy Lugs, Original Box and Certificate

Estimate: € 10,000 –⁠ 20,000

Sold € 13,000

Lot Description

Material: Yellow Gold
Reference N°: 2427
Year: 1949
Case N°: 511469
Caliber: 9″90
Movement type: Manual
Movement N°: 971762
Bracelet: Leather Strap
Dimensions: 26mmx40mm
Signed: Dial, case and movement
Accessories: Box, certificate of origin and extract

Among the creations of the brand belonging to the Stern family, the rectangle is one of the most used forms: anti-dynamic figure par excellence, the meaning of the rectangle is that of arrest, of stability. The quadrangular structure represents the regularization of what by its nature would have remained shapeless and chaotic. That’s why, maybe, Patek Philippe decided to use it as configuration for some of its watches, to try to give a shape to time, notoriously flowing and immaterial. The lot offered here is a solid and elegant example of the reference 2427. Entirely manufacture in 18k yellow gold with snap on back, the condition of preservation of this 1949 creation, as testified by the original certificate and the extract from the archives of which this watch is provided, are definitely excellent with still very deep hallmark on the side. The big and usual fancy lugs are a distinctive feature of this reference with their trapezoidal shape. The silver square features baton applied indexes with thin hands and seconds at 6 o’clock. The caliber is the classic 9″ 90 mounted on some of the most appreciated watches by collectors. Rarely seen at auction, this reference 2427 is the perfect example for lovers of Patek Philippe’s shape watches.

Accompanied by a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives and Certificate of Origin confirming case, movement, production in 1949 and its subsequent sale on 16 May 1950.