Exclusive Timepieces 31 October 2020 | Monaco

Auction Details

Morning Session:
Lots 1 – 100, starting at 10:30 AM CET
Afternoon Session:
Lots 101 – 264, starting at 2:30 PM CET

Monaco Legend Group is focusing, in this Autumn Auction Catalogue, to offer a variety of beautiful timepieces where the winning point has to be the combination between rarity, quality and price.

181 Patek Philippe Fine and Precious Calatrava Water-resistant Wristwatch in Pink Gold, Reference 2509 With Extract from the Archives

Estimate: € 15,000 –⁠ 30,000

Sold € 23,530

Lot Description

Model: Calatrava
Reference: 2509
Case Material: Pink gold
Bracelet Material: Leather strap
Year: 1955
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 12-400
Case N°: 689652
Movement N°: 725448
Dimensions: 35 mm
Signed: Case, dial, movement
Accessories: Extract from the Archives

This lot is a catching specimen of Patek Philippe reference 2509, also known as “Grande Calatrava Waterproof”. Launched in 1950, is the equivalent of reference 2508, but with subsidiary seconds rather than center seconds. In the years of its production was available in two versions, a first one fitted with lozenge-shaped indexes and a later one, such as this one, with lapped indexes and beady minute divisions. The two-body waterproof case with screw back of this 2509 has been realized in 18k pink gold and its stepped and inclined bezel and concave lugs are all incredibly fresh and well preserved. To protect the caliber cal. 12–400a dust protecting cap. Reference 2509 was produced until at least 1967 and only around 20% of the production was cased in pink gold such as this lot. This watch is also provided with the extract from the archives confirming its production in 1955 and subsequent sale on the 13th of March 1956.