Exclusive Timepieces & Jewels 17 –⁠ 18 July 2019 | Monaco

Auction Details

A Selection of Pure Vintage/Contemporary Timepieces and Rare Jewels. Our first auction with Davide Parmegiani.

Session 1 starting at 3 p.m.
Session 2 starting at 6 p.m.

212 Patek Philippe A very beautiful Patek Philippe reference 2431 in 18k Yellow Gold with "flame lugs" retailed by Serpico y Laino

Estimate: € 10,000 –⁠ 20,000

Sold € 14,300

Lot Description

Model: Calatrava
Material: yellow gold
Reference N°: 2431
Year: 1952
Case N°: 652528
Caliber: 12'120
Movement N°: 962971
Bracelet: leather strap
Dimensions: 34 mm
Accessories: The extract from the archives has been requested

The shape cases have always been one of the great strengths of Patek Philippe, capable of creating absolutely unique objects in every small detail and the present reference 2431 is one of the most obvious demonstrations of this ability. The 2431 was launched in 1948 and remained in production for a few years but due to its style and its absolutely unique lugs it has become one of the most iconic models of the 1950s ever produced by the Swiss-Polish origin brand. From the first glance, the delicate and tapered flame-shaped lugs amaze for the high quality of the manufacture and above all for their incredibly crisp conservation while a slight oxidation slowly takes hold of the part of the case at 12 o’clock. The snap on back, in the same way, offers a very fascinating and attractive oxidation principle and the dial is, furthermore, preserved in excellent original overall condition but the rarity of the present reference 2431 is enhanced by the retailer signature Serpico Y Laino, the Patek Philippe’s celebrated reseller in Caracas founded in 1925 by two Italians transferred to South American soil. Possibly unique, this very lot is a must-have for every watch aficionados who aspire to possess a collection of absolute level for rarity and above all quality.