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

267 Patek Philippe Rare and Precious, Hour Glass, Wristwatch in Platinum, With Diamond-Set Dial, Reference 2461

Estimate: € 15,000 –⁠ 30,000

Sold € 16,900

Model: Hour Glass
Reference: 2461
Case Material: Platinum
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1950s
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 9′ 90
Case N°: 696 185
Movement N°: 975 730
Dimensions: 42 × 22 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case

The example here offered is part of the reference 2461 also called “Hour Glass” or, as Italians call it, “Tegolino” and is one of the best and most precious examples of the many rectangular watches ever produced by Patek. This flared case in platinum has been preserved in crisp original condition and is completed by the iconic sloping glass. The present watch is distinguished not only by the superb condition of its case, but also and most notably for its silvered dial. The preciousness of this timepiece is further enhanced by the baguette and brilliant cut diamonds used for the indexes. This time only watch was manufactured in yellow, pink and white gold, and, rarely, in platinum. Produced between 1950 and 1964, it was an updated version of the reference 425, which measured 35 mm in length, compared to the more substantial reference 2461 measuring 42 mm in length. The case, manufactured by Markowski for Patek Philippe, who is also known for his later work on the Gilbert Albert designed cases, has smooth clean lines, giving the watch a strong architectural feel.