209 Patek Philippe Elegant and Rare, Rectangular-Shape Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Two-Tone Gold Sapphire Index Dial, With Extract from the Archives, Reference 2488/1

Estimate: €15,000 –⁠ 30,000

Sold €37,700

Model: Rectangular Watch
Reference: 2488/1
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow and White Gold
Year: 1961
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 10–200
Case N°: 2 617 183
Movement N°: 751 074
Dimensions: 28 × 35 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case
Accessories: Extract from the Archives

Expression of a period of great flair, the reference 2488 by Patek Philippe is capable of attracting and mesmerize. The reference 2488 offered here is one of those objects with absolute stage presence, capable of attracting the gaze even of a neophyte. Produced between 1951 and the early 1960s, it was available in all four materials and the present watch is one of the most interesting examples: fully realized in 18k yellow gold with a gorgeous, well preserved and solid bracelet in yellow and white gold, the case has been conserved amazingly. The dial is extremely rare for its 18K bicolor gold (yellow and white) with applied gold indexes set with four baguette-cut sapphires and eight round-cut sapphires, a very unusual feature to be found on such a watch. Inside it, a mechanical masterpiece: the Patek Philippe calibre reference 10–200. Due to its beauty, it is a perfect piece for a prestigious collection of Patek Philippe shaped watches. The watch comes with the extract from the archives confirming material, production in 1961 and subsequent sale on 23 October 1961.