One of the finest selections of vintage and contemporary watches we were able to put together. We tried to do our best to offer you extremely rare and well preserved collectable pieces of the best manufactures.
Session I: Saturday 22 October, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 104
Session II: Sunday 23 October, 10:30 AM – lots 105 to 179
Session III: Sunday 23 October, 2:30 PM – lots 180 to 271
110 Patek Philippe Nice and Attractive Calatrava, Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, With Centre Seconds Dial, Reference 2482, Extract from the Archives
Estimate: € 5,000 – 10,000
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Caliber: 27 SC
Case N°: 681909
Movement N°: 703292
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Extract From the Archives
The 2482 model was launched in 1950 and ceased production around 1960 like the similar reference 2481 with bigger case. The present lot is one of the nicest examples of this reference with a very special dial. Its style is instantly recognizable for the unusual elongated lugs. This special feature, added to the 36 mm wide, make the case very contemporary. Realized in 18k yellow gold, it is still well preserved with very deep hallmark and shows some charming oxidation all over the edges. The reference is equipped with the famous caliber 27SC, which was, at the time, Patek Philippe’s only sweep center caliber available on the market. The dial, as previously said, is something difficult to find in its simplicity since very few are known made with argentè decoration and applied Arabic, baton and pyramidal indexes in yellow gold. The outer minutes and seconds track has vivid black printing and is completed by the Patek signature at 12 O’clock. This reference 2482 in yellow gold is definitely special for all collectors and is “simple” and unusual dial. Accompanied by a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in yellow gold in 1954 and its subsequent sale on 22 September 1954.