156
156
Patek Philippe
RETAILED BY TIFFANY&CO: A FINE AND VERY RARE CENTRE SECOND 18K YELLOW GOLD PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON-PHASES REF 2438/1 MVT 888141 CASE 2602741 MADE IN 1958
JUMP TO LOT
156
Patek Philippe
RETAILED BY TIFFANY&CO: A FINE AND VERY RARE CENTRE SECOND 18K YELLOW GOLD PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON-PHASES REF 2438/1 MVT 888141 CASE 2602741 MADE IN 1958
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important Watches

|
Geneva

Patek Philippe
RETAILED BY TIFFANY&CO: A FINE AND VERY RARE CENTRE SECOND 18K YELLOW GOLD PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON-PHASES REF 2438/1 MVT 888141 CASE 2602741 MADE IN 1958
• cal.27SCQ, nickel lever manual movement stamped with the Geneva seal, 18 jewels, bi-metallic compensation balance, adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, precision regulator • silvered dial, applied faceted baton numerals, blued steel centre seconds hand, apertures for day and month, subsidiary dial for date combined with aperture for moon-phases, outer divisions calibrated for seconds • 18k gold case with scooped bezel, stepped down-turned lugs, screw-down case back • case, dial and movement signed
diameter 37 mm thickness 13 mm
Read Condition Report Read Condition Report

ACCOMAPNIED BY A PATEK PHILIPPE EXTRACT FORM THE ARCHIVES CONFIRMING SALE ON FEBRUARY 26TH 1960.

Catalogue Note

Manufactured for just a few years between 1958 and 1963, reference 2438-1 was the first water-resistant type perpetual calendar wristwatch produced in series by any company. Manufactured at the same time as the reference 2497 snap-back, total production of the ref.2497 and 2438-1 combined was just 179 pieces. Patek Philippe used the case maker Wenger, one of the finest and most reputable master case makers in Geneva to make the ref.2438 case. Of course the 2438 differs from the ref.2497 as the former has a water-resistant-type screw-down back and a slightly different size, 37mm instead of 37.8mm.

The movement issued from the in-house 12'''-27SC (27mm, 12 lines) stamped with "HOX" confirming the delivery to the Patek Philippe American agent, the calibre 27SCQ was equipped with the Victorin Piguet under dial perpetual calendar cam modification. The letter 'Q', for quantième, would be added to the calibre name to denote the perpetual complication. Victorin Piguet was a master watchmaking house based in Le Sentier, Switzerland. They had a very long and trusted relationship with Patek Philippe enhancing their perpetual calendar movements and designing unusual complications, such as split second and single-button chronographs.

For an example of this model, Ref. 2438-1 as well as detailed photographs of the movement, cal.27SCQ, see Huber, M., Banbery, A., Patek Philippe Wristwatches, Second Edition, p. 284, pl. 441a.

Important Watches

|
Geneva