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A Fine and Rare Gold Rectangular Wristwatch with Unusual Lugs, Patek Philippe & Co., Genève, Movement No. 972586, Case No. 659176, Ref. 2471, Circa 1950
Estimate
35,00045,000
LOT SOLD. 42,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
297
A Fine and Rare Gold Rectangular Wristwatch with Unusual Lugs, Patek Philippe & Co., Genève, Movement No. 972586, Case No. 659176, Ref. 2471, Circa 1950
Estimate
35,00045,000
LOT SOLD. 42,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

A Fine and Rare Gold Rectangular Wristwatch with Unusual Lugs, Patek Philippe & Co., Genève, Movement No. 972586, Case No. 659176, Ref. 2471, Circa 1950
18k, rectangular nickel lever movement, 18 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, micrometer regulator, silvered matte dial, applied gold Arabic, square and baton numerals, gold feuille hands, subsidiary seconds, rectangular case with massive overhanging partially hooded flared scroll lugs, snap back, case, dial and movement signed, with an 18k gold Patek Philippe buckle.
length 39mm, width 24mm
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Catalogue Note

This model, Ref. 2471, sometimes referred to as the 'Bear Claw' or 'Ram's Horn', was first launched in 1950. It is one of the largest and rarest rectangular models produced by Patek Philippe at this time.

There have been fewer than 10 examples of this model to appear at auction in recent years.

The case of the watch was made by Markowski, one of the finest case makers based in Geneva who specialised in unusual-shaped cases including the 'Eiffel Tower,' Ref. 2441, and the 'Banana,' Ref. 2442.

For an illustration of a similar example, see Huber & Banbery, Patek Philippe Wristwatches, Vol. 2, Second Edition, p. 132, pl. 185.

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