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

198 Patek Philippe Elegant and Absolutely Fascinating Rectangular-Shape Wristwatch in Platinum, Reference 2443, With Fancy Lugs, Platinum Bracelet and Extract from the Archives

Estimate: € 30,000 –⁠ 60,000

Sold € 36,400

Lot Description

Model: Rectangular
Reference: 2443
Case Material: Platinum
Bracelet Material: Platinum
Year: 1950's
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 9'90'''
Case N°: 513516
Movement N°: 976133
Dimensions: 26 x 39 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Extract from the Archives

The production for the reference 2443 started in 1948, soon becaming really appreciated among watches’ aficionados for its particular shape. The present lot is the only platinum example currently known. A total of 15 other ref.2443 wristwatches are known with a platinum case, however, all of those feature either applied markers or diamond set numerals. The suqare shape of 26 × 26 mm case excluding lugs with snap on back has been realized in platinum, the lapidated lugs are very sturdy compared to the delicacy of the rest of the case and the crown as well is rather massive, but are the unusual stepped edges of the bezel to surprise us. In addition to this, they also fascinate the particular baton indexes applied inside a very clean silver dial with seconds at 6 o’clock. This watch is certainly the demonstration and represents the almost unique possibility of buying an absolutely exceptional watch.