PATEK PHILIPPE | REFERENCE 2497 A VERY FINE AND RARE YELLOW GOLD PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH CENTRE SECONDS AND MOON PHASES, MADE IN 1953
1,200,000 - 2,000,000 HKD
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- REFERENCE 2497 A VERY FINE AND RARE YELLOW GOLD PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH CENTRE SECONDS AND MOON PHASES, MADE IN 1953
Dial: silveredCalibre: cal. 27SC mechanical, 18 jewelsMovement number: 888'046 Case: 18k yellow gold, snap on backCase number: 679'781Closure: brown unsigned alligator strap and 18k yellow gold buckle Size: 37 mm diameterSigned: case, dial and movement Accessories: Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1952 and its subsequent sale on 4 May 1955
The reference 2497 was launched in 1952 and was the world's first perpetual calendar with centre seconds. There are only 179 examples made of the reference 2497, 2498 and 2438/1 with screw on case back. The 2497 can be divided into three series and the series is distinguished by the configuration or dial layout. The present example is in lovely original condition and has the sought after pearl minute track. The case is in nice original condition and the lugs still retain their fluting. There are two hallmarks stamped underneath the lugs and the case back still retains its English hallmarks.