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.

36 Patek Philippe Fine and Precious Calatrava Water-resistant Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Reference 2508, Accompanied by Extract from the Archives

Estimate: € 12,000 –⁠ 24,000

Sold € 20,800

Model: Calatrava
Reference: 2508
Case Material: Yellow gold
Bracelet Material: Leather strap
Year: 1953
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 27SC
Case N°: 679152
Movement N°: 703093
Dimensions: 33 mm
Signed: Case, dial, movement
Accessories: Extract from the Archives

The reference 2509 is also known as “Grande Calatrava Waterproof” and was launched in 1950 alongside its sister reference 2508. The two differ by having either subsidiary seconds or sweep seconds such as the present watch. Reference 2509 was produced until at least 1967 and not many examples have been produced in yellow gold such as the present specimen. This lot simply surprises 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 27 SC, there’s a metal dust cap to keep moisture and magnetism outside. The dial is very charismatic with an incredibly charming gold that has gained a wonderful patina turning to a copper color with squares and triangles applied indexes and outer minutes and seconds track. Accompanied by a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in yellow gold in 1953 and its subsequent sale on 7 September 1954.