Exclusive Timepieces 21 –⁠ 22 October 2023 | Monaco

Auction Details

The timepieces that we are offering at this auction are coming from all over the world and from some of the most prominent collections.
An incredibly impressive selection of truly rare Rolex Daytonas. A stunning and rare Cartier watch. A Patek Philippe in platinum from the 1920s, coming to auction for the first time, the John Goldberger Calatrava, which is one of the most sought-after reference 530s, to name but a few.

Session I: Saturday 21 October, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 108
Session II: Sunday 22 October, 10:30 AM – lots 109 to 172
Session III: Sunday 22 October, 2:30 PM – lots 173 to 281

206 Patek Philippe Very Well Preserved and Desirable, Square-Shape Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Fancy Lugs, Guillochè Dial, With Extract from the Archives, Retailed by Eberhard Milano, Reference 2491

Estimate: € 7,000 –⁠ 14,000

Sold € 8,450

Model: Cioccolatino
Reference: 2491
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1953
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 10–200
Case N°: 677262
Movement N°: 740 915
Dimensions: 25 × 40 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case
Accessories: Extract from the Archives

Patek Philippe is probably the most illustrious watch brand in the world for beauty and quality of its creations. Its roots date back to 1839 and from that moment on the maximum goal to aspire to was simply that of excellence. The great efficiency of the movement was granted by the technicians in Patek’s factory while the cases were supplied by many case makers such as Taubert for stainless steel one or Wenger just to name two. The beauty of those metal shells was notable and was more so for some particular creations with unusual shape. The lot offered here is a gorgeous example of the rare reference 2491. Its unusual shape is an absolute novelty in watches world: produced in 18k yellow gold, the square case shows a stepped horizontal bezel and four cone-shaped pointed lugs. This last element has always been a detail on which Patek has dedicated a lot of attention, giving life to numerous shapes never seen before capable of enriching a simple time-only watch in a unique way. The dial is extremely fascinating with an inner circular perlage for the minutes, a wave, horizontal guilloché decoration with applied triangular indexes, subsidiary seconds at 6 and dauphine hands. Slightly over the subsidiary dial at 6 o’clock, the special retailer signature Eberhard Milano, from 1887 renowned watch manufacturer which, in the 20th century has personalized some of the most prestigious brands and watches. The watch comes with the extract from the archives confirming material, production in 1953 and subsequent sale on 22 December 1953.