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Patek Philippe

Push Button Time, Reference 2597 | A yellow gold travel time wristwatch, Made in 1963 | 百達翡麗 | Push Button Time 型號2597 | 黃金旅行時間腕錶,1963年製

Estimate:

1,000,000

to
- 2,000,000 HKD

Property of a World Renowned Astute Collector

Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe

Push Button Time, Reference 2597 | A yellow gold travel time wristwatch, Made in 1963 | 百達翡麗 | Push Button Time 型號2597 | 黃金旅行時間腕錶,1963年製

Push Button Time, Reference 2597 | A yellow gold travel time wristwatch, Made in 1963 | 百達翡麗 | Push Button Time 型號2597 | 黃金旅行時間腕錶,1963年製

Estimate:

1,000,000

to
- 2,000,000 HKD

Lot sold:

1,764,000

HKD

Property of a World Renowned Astute Collector


Patek Philippe

Push Button Time, Reference 2597

A yellow gold travel time wristwatch, Made in 1963

百達翡麗

Push Button Time 型號2597

黃金旅行時間腕錶,1963年製


Dial: silvered

Calibre: cal. 27 HS 400 mechanical, 18 jewels

Movement number: 739'729

Case: 18k yellow gold, snap on case back

Case number: 311'346

Closure: black Patek Philippe alligator strap and 18k yellow gold buckle

Size: 36 mm diameter

Signed: case, dial and movement

Accessories: Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1963 and its subsequent sale on 27 September 1963

附帶後補資料庫精粹

The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. All functions are working properly. The dial has taken on a warm ivory tone, giving the watch lots of character. The signature is very nicely raised in hard enamel. There are a few minor spots to the dial, visible under a loupe. The hands with minor tarnishing. The case has been preserved in exceptional condition with a nice fat bezel and lugs that display full proportions and case lines. The watch appears to be unpolished. There are two very crisp hallmarks underneath the lugs. There are some light surface wear to the case back, which is more than consistent to the age of the watch. Overall, an exceptional example.


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 “Travel Time” was a new concept of wristwatch watches developed by Patek Philippe in 1953 as a prototype and later serially manufactured in 1958 intended for those who frequent travels but maybe slightly disturbed when felt obliged to adjust the time an hour or two ahead or behind.


The watch is a mix of many things, but in the most simplistic manner. To begin with, the movement of watch is designed by the famed watchmaker Louis Cottier whom is most notably for the creation of the world time movement which powers the legendary references 605HU and 2523 both references that has been constantly breaking world auction records time after time. Physically, the reference 2527 is a stunning example of the Calatrava variants. Created by Antoine Gerlach, one of the best and Patek Philippe’s favorite case makers the case of the present watch displays a wide flat bezel, gently tapered downturned lugs and flat case back it sits beautifully on your wrist like no words can explain, but simply minimalism in the finest details.


Already a rare example to begin with, the present 2527 is further unimaginably rare as it features a rare two-hands movement instead of the later three-hands configuration which Patek Philippe had updated in the 1970s and offered owners of the earlier examples a choice to update their watches.


In incredibly well-kept condition, this watch is the definition of an absolute understatement for the most sophisticated collectors.