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

259 Patek Philippe Attractive, Fine and Elegant Manta Ray Rectangular Shape Wristwatch in White Gold, Reference 2554, With Silver Dial and Extract from the Archives

Estimate: € 25,000 –⁠ 50,000

Model: Manta Ray
Reference: 2554
Case Material: White Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1956
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 9'90
Case N°: 696457
Movement N°: 976871
Dimensions: 41 x 26 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Extract from the Archives

The present lot is an extremely rare variation of the reference 2554, one of the rarest rectangular wristwatches of Patek Philippe's post-war production and also to be considered as one of the most avant-garde designs. Launched in 1952 and in production for few years the present 2554 can for sure be considered as one of the nicest and most rare ever realized by the brand: the white gold case 41 mm wide is very fresh, the satin finish is beautiful and the dial is absolutely spectacular. The argentè color is well preserved and is beautifully harmonizing with the icy tone of the steel case, all is compleated by the caliber 9–90, that is probably one of the most appreciated and sought after movement made by Patek Philippe. To commemorate the beginning of the third millennium, Patek Philippe re-issued the 2554 case design as the reference 5100. Charismatic, precious and with an historically important movement, this watch is the utmost in understated elegance. Accompanied by a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in White gold in 1956 and its subsequent sale on 30 May 1958.