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Patek Philippe

Ref. 2551 Yellow gold wristwatch Made in 1958 | 百達翡麗 2551型號黃金腕錶,1958年製

VAT applies to hammer price and buyer's premium

Estimate:

10,000

to
- 15,000 CHF

Property from a distinguished Texan collector

Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe

Ref. 2551 Yellow gold wristwatch Made in 1958 | 百達翡麗 2551型號黃金腕錶,1958年製

Ref. 2551 Yellow gold wristwatch Made in 1958 | 百達翡麗 2551型號黃金腕錶,1958年製

Estimate:

10,000

to
- 15,000 CHF

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Property from a distinguished Texan collector

Patek Philippe

Ref. 2551

Yellow gold wristwatch 

Made in 1958

百達翡麗 2551型號黃金腕錶,1958年製


Dial: silvered

Calibre: cal. 12-600 AT automatic, 30 jewels

Movement number: 765'364

Case: 18k yellow gold, screw-down back

Case number: 2'605'307

Closure: 18k yellow gold Patek Philippe buckle

Dimensions: 36 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Box: no

Papers: no  

Accessories: Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming date of sale on December 18th, 1958

MVT: is running at the time of cataloguing.

CASE: in fair and honest condition with nice proportions and hallmarks on the side of the lugs still crisp. There is visible wear throughout, such as scratches and small dings. There are some nicks visible on the lower left lug.

DIAL: in fair and attractive condition. There are fine surface spots and blemishes visible with the naked eye throughout.


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.


"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."

The reference 2551 was one of Patek Philippe’s earliest automatic wristwatch models, and featured their original automatic movement, the reference 12-600 AT. To the best of our knowledge, only 7,100 movements were manufactured, and distributed for production of various automatic models including the present lot, a well preserved example of an early automatic timepiece by the firm.