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

223 Patek Philippe Very Rare and Valuable “Marylin Monroe” Rectangular-Shape Wristwatch in Pink Gold, Reference 2442, With Pink Dial, Flared Sides and Extract From the Archives

Estimate: € 60,000 –⁠ 120,000

Sold € 78,000

Lot Description

Model: Marilyn Monroe
Reference: 2442
Case Material: Pink Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1951
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 9'90'''
Case N°: 666858
Movement N°: 974227
Dimensions: 26 mm × 42 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Extract from the Archives

The reference 2442 was one of those amazing creations with both case and caliber with rectangular shape and the lot offered here is a really nice and fashionable example of it. The reference 2442 model “Hour Glass”, also called by Italian collectors “Marylin”, was introduced into the market in 1948 and could be found in Patek Philippe sales catalogues until circa 1960. Featuring the 9′ 90 caliber, no more than two hundred watches were made in total and most of them were made in yellow gold and a very limited batch in pink gold like the present lot. It immediately strikes the lovers of watches by its storage conditions are remarkable considering the over 60 years of life. The pink dial has a decoration with Arabic indexes and applied pink gold dagger. Their oxidation cannot leave impassive with that coppery color that only some watches are able to reach. Gorgeous, elegant and precious, this sophisticated piece is one of the nicest shape watches ever produced. With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 18kt rose gold in 1951 and its subsequent sale on 12th June 1953.