Exclusive Timepieces 17 October 2021 | Monaco

Auction Details

It is with great pleasure that we present you our new catalogue of fall 2021. A wonderful journey through the world of watch collecting.

Morning Session:
10:30 AM CEST – lots 100 to 169
Afternoon Session:
2:30 PM CEST – lots 170 to 288

188 Patek Philippe Extremely Rare Square-Shape Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Reference 2540, With Silver Dial and Extract from Archives

Estimate: € 9,000 –⁠ 18,000

Sold € 10,400

Lot Description

Model: Square Watch
Reference: 2540
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1956
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 12-600 AT
Case N°: 696433
Movement N°: 763703
Dimensions: 32 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Extract from the Archives

We are here in the presence of a very rare and unusual Patek Philippe reference 2540: in production between 1954 and 1960 is one of the earliest references to house the manufacture’s very first self-winding calibre, the 12-600 AT. This model impresses by its clear but very soft lines, most evident by the perfectly integrated crystal made specifically for this reference. The square shape of 32 × 32 mm case with snap on back has been realized in yellow gold, also fascinate the particular baton indexes that matches with its baton hands, applied inside a very clean silver dial with seconds at 6 o’clock. In the simplicity, the details make the difference and this watch is certainly the demonstration and represents the almost unique possibility of buying an absolutely exceptional watch. Moreover, the watch is offered with its original certificate of origin and by a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in yellow gold in 1956 and its subsequent sale on 12 July 1957.