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Patek Philippe, “Marylin Monroe”, 1949, 2442, Pink Gold

Brand Patek Philippe
Model “Marylin Monroe”
Year 1949
Reference 2442
Movement manual
Case Dimension 26 x 42 mm
Case Material Pink Gold
Bracelet Material Pink Gold
Accessories Extract from the Archives


The reference 2442 model “Hour Glass”, also called by Italian collectors “Marylin”, was introduced into the market in 1948 and could be found in Patek Philippe sales catalogues until circa 1960. Featuring the 9′ 90 caliber, no more than two hundred watches were made in total, most of them in yellow gold, making the present specimen in pink gold an extremely rare example. Its generous case proportions and fluid lines lend it a seductive presence hardly ever achieved by any other rectangular wristwatch. The present example immediately strikes the lovers of watches by its storage conditions which are remarkable considering the over 70 years of life. The silver dial has a decoration with Arabic indexes and applied gold dagger. Gorgeous, elegant, precious and in great conditions, this sophisticated piece is one of the nicest shape watches ever produced.