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PROPERTY FROM A SOUTHERN FAMILY

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A RARE YELLOW GOLD RECTANGULAR WRISTWATCH WITH FLARED SIDES REF 2442 MVT 971489 CASE 655213 'BANANA' MADE IN 1949
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PROPERTY FROM A SOUTHERN FAMILY

Patek Philippe
A RARE YELLOW GOLD RECTANGULAR WRISTWATCH WITH FLARED SIDES REF 2442 MVT 971489 CASE 655213 'BANANA' MADE IN 1949
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Patek Philippe
A RARE YELLOW GOLD RECTANGULAR WRISTWATCH WITH FLARED SIDES REF 2442 MVT 971489 CASE 655213 'BANANA' MADE IN 1949
• cal. 9-90 manual winding nickel lever movement, 18 jewels • silvered dial, applied yellow gold Arabic numerals and faceted baton indexes, 18k yellow gold Feuille hands, subsidiary seconds • 18k yellow gold rectangular case with flared sides, inscribed snap on case back • case, dial, and movement signed • with an 18k yellow gold Patek Philippe buckle
length 43 mm
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Catalogue Note

Accompanied by a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming the date of sale on October 25th, 1949. Together with Henri Stern Watch Agency, Inc service receipts dated 1992, 1997, 2002, and 2004. 

Ref. 2442 was produced from 1949 to approximately 1960. Fewer than 200 examples were produced over this time, making the present lot extremely rare and attractive for collectors. The present lot is especially well preserved with plump and voluminous flared sides, and a crisp hallmark to the upper lug band. 

The present lot was gifted to Mr. Robert E. Hightower, whose distinguished family founded the Thomaston Mills Inc. textile company in 1899.

Ref. 2442 is illustrated in Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, Patek Philippe Wristwatches, 1998, 2nd ed., p. 136.

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