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
24 Patek Philippe Fine and Precious, Calatrava Dual Time, Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Jumping Hour, Reference 2597, With Extract From the Archives
Estimate: € 80,000 – 160,000
Model: Travel Time Calatrava
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Caliber: 12-400 HS
Case N°: 310486
Movement N°: 729414
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Extract from the Archives
This lot is a catching specimen of Patek Philippe reference 2597 launched in 1958 during the travel era. The movement is an ingenious system that allows a traveler to keep track of two separate time zones, the caliber 12-400. In the years of its production was available in two versions, a first one, such as this one, featured an independently adjustable hour hand and a later one, which includes an additional hour hand. The two-body case Designed by Louis Cottier and produced by Antoine Gerlach with a snap on back of this 2597 has been realized in 18k yellow gold: its stepped bezel with concave lugs are all incredibly fresh and well preserved. The silvered dial has applied yellow-gold indexes, subsidiary seconds and yellow-gold dauphin hands. Accompanied by a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in yellow gold in 1960 and its subsequent sale on 3 February 1961.