PATEK PHILIPPE | "CANAPÉ", REF 2404 YELLOW GOLD RECTANGULAR WRISTWATCH CIRCA 1951
"CANAPÉ", REF 2404
YELLOW GOLD RECTANGULAR WRISTWATCH
Calibre: cal. 9-90 manual winding, 18 jewels
Movement number: 974'528
Case: 18k yellow gold, snap-on back
Case number: 672'632
Dimensions: 21 x 33 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
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MVT: running at the time of cataloguing.
CASE: in good condition throughout, with legible hallmarks. The inner case displays 32, matching with the 2 last digits of the case number engraved to the back.
DIAL: in good overall condition, with blue oxidation marks to 11, 12, 1, 2 and 3 o'clock indexes. With light signs of cleaning intervention, mostly visible around the indexes.
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"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports 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. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. 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.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
**Please be advised that bands 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."
Nicknamed "Canapé" due to its case shape, the reference 2404 was launched in 1945 and remained in production for 10 short years. It was available in either yellow or pink gold and is powered by the lavish caliber 9 90. The intricate case was manufactured by Markowski, a foremost shape watch casemaker. The classic dial was manufactured by Stern Frères and features matching gold indexes and a small second counter.
An estimated 300 yellow gold pieces and 200 pink gold were produced and a mere 20 of each have been offered back on the market, making this stylish piece a rare find.