Exclusive Timepieces 22 –⁠ 23 October 2022 | Monaco

Auction Details

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

218 Patek Philippe Extremely Fine and Valuable, “Marylin Monroe”, Rectangular-Shape Wristwatch in Pink Gold, With Pink Dial, Flared Sides, Reference 2442, with Box and Extract from the Archives

Estimate: € 50,000 –⁠ 100,000

Sold € 93,600

Model: Marilyn Monroe
Reference: 2442
Case Material: Pink Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1950s
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 9′ 90
Case N°: 657526
Movement N°: 971946
Dimensions: 26 × 42 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Extract from the Archives and Box

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 Monroe”, 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 manufactured in yellow-gold while a very limited batch in pink and gold, like the present lot. It immediately strikes the lovers of watches by its storage conditions which are remarkable considering all its years of life. The pink dial has a decoration with Arabic indexes and applied pink gold dagger, still in very great conditions of preservation. Gorgeous, elegant and precious, this sophisticated piece is one of the nicest shape watches ever produced and comes with the original Patek Philippe box.