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Patek Philippe

Ref. 2555 Yellow Gold Wristwatch Made in 1955 | 百達翡麗 2555型號黃金腕錶,1955年製

VAT applies to hammer price and buyer's premium

Estimate:

8,000

to
- 10,000 CHF

Property from a distinguished Texan collector

Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe

Ref. 2555 Yellow Gold Wristwatch Made in 1955 | 百達翡麗 2555型號黃金腕錶,1955年製

Ref. 2555 Yellow Gold Wristwatch Made in 1955 | 百達翡麗 2555型號黃金腕錶,1955年製

Estimate:

8,000

to
- 10,000 CHF

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Property from a distinguished Texan collector

Patek Philippe

Ref. 2555

Yellow Gold Wristwatch 

Made in 1955

百達翡麗 2555型號黃金腕錶,1955年製


Dial: silvered

Calibre: cal. 27-SC, 18 jewels

Movement number: 704'768

Case: stainless steel, screw down case back

Case number: 307'679

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

Size: 32 mm diameter

Signed: case, dial and movement

Box: no

Papers: no

Accessories: Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming the year of manufacture in 1955, and sale on May 28, 1956

MVT: running at the time of cataloguing.

CASE: With some scuffs throughout, some light scratches to the band and small dings to the inside of the lugs. Hallmarks crisp. Case back likely polished.

DIAL: in very good condition.


"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 2555 is Patek Philippe’s first waterproof Calatrava model and was popularly nick named the ‘Aquatic Calatrava’ thanks to its waterproof screw down case back. Less than 40 are known in today’s market, the majority of which are with yellow gold cases like the present lot. Most of the dials featured baton or bullet indexes, so it is particularly interesting to note the whimsical crinkle-cut applied hour markers that dress this Stern Freres dial. To the best of our knowledge, the present lot is the only known reference 2555 with this charming dial configuration.