Lot 185
  • 185

Patek Philippe

Estimate
10,000 - 15,000 CHF
Sold
31,250 CHF
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Description

  • A FINE AND RARE YELLOW GOLD WRISTWATCH
    REF 2431 MVT 962440 CASE 652511 'FLAME LUGS' MADE IN 1948
  • gold
• cal. 12'''120 manual winding nickel lever jewelled movement, cut bi-metallic compensation balance • silvered dial, applied Arabic 12 dot and dagger indexes, subsidiary seconds • fine 18k yellow gold case, flame-form lugs, snap-on case back • case and dial signed, movement signed Patek Philippe & Co.

Catalogue Note

This rare watch made in 1948, which was the first year of this models production, is a perfect example of Patek Philippe’s Avant-Garde style in the early 1950’s. With its stepped flame-shaped lugs, this watch stood out from the more classical round and rectangular shapes of the period and was highly distinctive.
A similar example is ilustrated in Huber M. & Banbery A., Patek Philippe Wristwatches, second edition, p. 171.
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