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.

175 Patek Philippe Elegant Calatrava in Yellow Gold, Reference 2573, With Original Tag, Envelope, Booklet and Certificate

Estimate: € 3,000 –⁠ 6,000

Sold € 3,640

Lot Description

Model: Calatrava
Material: yellow gold
Reference N°: 2573
Year: 1960
Case N°: 425804
Caliber: 10″
Movement type: Manual
Movement N°: 749743
Bracelet: Leather Strap
Dimensions: 33 mm
Signed: Dial, case and movement
Accessories: booklet, papers and original certificate

Accompanied by a Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin confirming the calibre, movement, reference, case and the sale in 1960.

From an artistic point of view, the ’50s are represented by the movement developed in America of Abstract Expressionism whose major exponents are Mark Rothko, Willems de Kooning and of course Jackson Pollock. This movement takes its name from the combination of the emotional and self-expressive intensity of its works of art able to communicate an image of rebellion, anarchic and highly idiosyncratic. On the other side of the ocean, in Switzerland, Patek Philippe was not minimally affected by this current and instead keeping to carry on intact and solid its ideas of linearity and refinement. Just in the year in which Pollock abandoned this world, 1956, Patek released the very elegant reference 2573. In production until around 1971, this model uses simplicity as its strong point, becoming the perfect watch for every occasion, whether it is elite or everyday. The watch offered here is an exponent of this reference made in 18 carat yellow gold, with its thin case still perfectly preserved. The dial, also limited to the strictly necessary and characterized by a prominent geometrism, sees a homogeneity between the thin yellow gold hands and the indexes also of the same material. To break this idyll only the signature at 12 o’clock and the detached dial of the seconds at 6 o’clock with their black color. Sold with its original certificate, the special label and clutch bag, this watch impresses with its simplicity and simplicity.