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.

167 Patek Philippe Fine and Precious Calatrava in Yellow Gold, Reference 2508, With Sweep Center Seconds and Original Box and Certificate

Estimate: € 18,000 –⁠ 35,000

Sold € 24,700

Model: Calatrava
Material: Yellow Gold
Reference N°: 2508
Year: 1950s
Case N°: 677471
Caliber: 27SC
Movement type: Manual
Movement N°: 703302
Bracelet: Leather Strap
Dimensions: 35 mm
Signed: Dial, case and movement
Accessories: Certificate of Origin & Box

In 1951 Patek Philippe launched a very different model from its classics standard. It was in fact a specimen with a waterproof case but without any type of complication, no chronograph, no moon phases or calendar. The firm thought that the time had come to create the first water-resistant watch time-only in its history. Thus was born the reference 2508, a watch that over the years has reached a high level of iconicity and collectibility given the low number of pieces produced in a range of only about 9 years. Its design reminds that of the 1463 with downturned lugs, perfectly proportioned dial, and the screw-back case profile produce a masculine and most pleasing aesthetic but the lack of the chronograph pushers is of course evident. The present lot is an 18k gold one simply surprising for its preservation quality, conserved in beautiful condition with crisp hallmark to the side of the case. Inside the screw case back, covering the legendary 27SC, there’s a metal dust cap to keep moisture and magnetism outside. The dial is very charismatic and retains a beautiful cream color, hardly aged over time with square and triangle applied indexes and outer minutes and seconds track. Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin and vintage box, this iconic reference hardly appears in auction thus this must be a chance to not be missed to purchase it.

Accompanied by a Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin confirming the calibre, movement, reference and case.