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
23 Patek Philippe Fine and Precious, Calatrava, Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Yellow-Gold Indexes, With Radium Inserts and Hands, Reference 2508
Estimate: € 15,000 – 30,000
Sold € 22,100
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Case N°: 696818
Movement N°: 706309
Dimensions: 35 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Extract from the Archives
The reference 2508 is also known as “Grande Calatrava Waterproof” and was launched in 1950 alongside its sister reference 2509. The two differ by having either subsidiary seconds or sweep seconds such as the present watch. Reference 2508 was produced until at least 1967 in steel, pink gold or, such as the present specimen, in yellow gold. The style and design of this case featured the same shape and proportions as that of another iconic Patek Philippe—the waterproof chronograph reference 1463. Both models have a sporty appeal that lends a casual air and has now become beacons for mid-20th century timepiece design with their masculine shape and well-balanced proportions. This lot simply surprises for its preservation quality, conserved in beautiful condition with crisp hallmark to the side of the case. Inside the screw case back, covering the legendary 27 SC caliber, there’s a metal dust cap to keep moisture and magnetism outside. The dial is very charismatic with an incredibly charming untouched silver color, gold indexes with radium inserts and radium hands completed by an outer minutes and seconds track. Accompanied by a Patek Philippe extract from the archives confirming the caliber, movement, reference and case.