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Patek Philippe

REF 2511 PINK GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH COIN-EDGED CASE AND FANCY LUGS MADE IN 1955

VAT applies to hammer price and buyer's premium

Estimate:

8,000

to
- 12,000 CHF

Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe

REF 2511 PINK GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH COIN-EDGED CASE AND FANCY LUGS MADE IN 1955

REF 2511 PINK GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH COIN-EDGED CASE AND FANCY LUGS MADE IN 1955

Estimate:

8,000

to
- 12,000 CHF

Lot sold:

16,380

CHF

Patek Philippe


REF 2511

PINK GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH COIN-EDGED CASE AND FANCY LUGS

MADE IN 1955


Dial: silvered

Calibre: cal. 12-400 manual winding

Movement number: 725'381

Case: 18k pink gold, snap-on back

Case number: 683'253

Closure: 18k pink gold Patek Philippe buckle

Dimensions: 36.5 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Accessories: Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming date of sale on November 22nd, 1955


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MVT: is running at the time of cataloguing. CASE: in good condition with well-defined coin-edge band and textured lugs. The hallmarks have been rubbed almost completely off as there are signs of polishing and there is also wear visible with the naked eye, including small dings and scratches. Further marks are visible to the side of the back where the snap-on case is opened. DIAL: in attractive vintage condition with fine spotting, surface marks and some oxidation to the indexes. Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band. Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue. Please note: Condition 16 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Online Only) is not applicable to this lot.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The online condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance purposes only. The images of the lot also form part of the online condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Any reference to condition in the online condition report does not amount to a full description of condition. The online condition report may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the online condition report of the lot or shown in the online images of the lot (for example, the online condition report may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome). Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. The online condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation but rather the online condition report is a statement of subjective, qualified opinion (for example, information regarding colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact). Please also note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and wrist bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. In addition, certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot (for example, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades). For these reasons, the online condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. Prospective buyers should also refer to the Buying at Auction guide which includes important notices concerning the type of property in this sale. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species. Please be advised that wristbands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Ref. 2511 was launched in 1951, produced in small series until 1954. The reference is one of the largest vintage watches produced by Patek Philippe and very collectible.
The three-piece case is coin shape 'empire' style is made by Dubois & Cie, Le Locle.
Around 100 pink gold watches were made and only around 5 of them were identified back into the market.