Lot 461
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PATEK PHILIPPE | 'TRAVEL TIME', REF 2597YELLOW GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH ADJUSTABLE JUMPING HOUR HANDMADE IN 1960

Estimate
60,000 - 80,000 CHF
Sold
77,500 CHF
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Description

  • 'TRAVEL TIME', REF 2597YELLOW GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH ADJUSTABLE JUMPING HOUR HANDMADE IN 1960
Dial: silvered Calibre: cal. 12-400 manual winding, 18 jewels Movement number: 729'409 Case: 18k yellow gold, snap-on back Case number: 309'765 Closure: Patek Philippe crocodile strap and 18k yellow gold buckle Dimensions: 35 mm Signed: case, dial and movement Accessories: Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming date of sale on September 8th, 1961

Catalogue Note

Production of reference 2597 HS (Heures Sautantes) began in 1958 after Louis Cottier's 1953 prototype. Patek Philippe patented the model in 1959 with specially designed pushers to the left band that enable the wearer to advance and retard the hour hand in one hour increments, thereby easily adjusting the watch for different time zones.

The first version of was equipped with a single hour hand, such as the present lot, while later versions had a second hour hand indicating 'home' time whenever the wearer would be travelling in a different time zone. Overall an estimated total of just under 100 pieces were ever produced before both versions were discontinued in 1977.

The present watch has furthermore been retained in very appealing original condition. 
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