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Patek Philippe

REF 2536 YELLOW GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH ENLARGED ROUNDED BEZEL AND UNUSUAL CURVED OVERLAPPING LUGS MADE IN 1957

VAT applies to hammer price and buyer's premium

Estimate:

8,000 to - 12,000 CHF

Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe

REF 2536 YELLOW GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH ENLARGED ROUNDED BEZEL AND UNUSUAL CURVED OVERLAPPING LUGS MADE IN 1957

REF 2536 YELLOW GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH ENLARGED ROUNDED BEZEL AND UNUSUAL CURVED OVERLAPPING LUGS MADE IN 1957

Estimate:

8,000 to - 12,000 CHF

Lot sold:

10,080

CHF

Patek Philippe


REF 2536

YELLOW GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH ENLARGED ROUNDED BEZEL AND UNUSUAL CURVED OVERLAPPING LUGS

MADE IN 1957


Dial: silvered

Calibre: cal. 12-400 manual winding, 18 jewels

Movement number: 728'246

Case: 18k yellow gold, snap-on back

Case number: 423'190

Closure: Patek Philippe crocodile strap and 18k yellow gold Patek Philippe buckle

Dimensions: 35.5 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Accessories: Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming date of sale on November 28th, 1959


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MVT: running at the time of cataloguing. CASE: In very attractive, nice and crisp with only light surface wear that can be seen with the naked eye. Overall this watch is in attractive condition. DIAL: The dial is in nice and attractive condition and some very light spotting Please note: Condition 16 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Online Only) is not applicable to this lot." 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.


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Reference 2536 was launched in 1954 and discontinued already two years later and according to our research, the present watch is one of only six examples of this reference in yellow gold to appear in public to date.


The present lot is in very good condition and especially attractive thanks to its enlarged case and unusual overlapping lugs. Interestingly, another example of the same reference is exhibited at the Patek Philippe Museum in Geneva.


Reference 2536 is illustrated in:

Patek Philippe Wristwatches by M. Huber & A. Banbery, 2nd. ed. p. 192, pl.304.

Collecting Patek Philippe Watches, O. Patrizzi, Vol II, Ref. 2536, page 186.