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Patek Philippe

Reference 2441 | A pink gold wristwatch, Made in 1949 | 百達翡麗 | 型號2441 | 粉紅金腕錶,1949年製

Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe

Reference 2441 | A pink gold wristwatch, Made in 1949 | 百達翡麗 | 型號2441 | 粉紅金腕錶,1949年製

Reference 2441 | A pink gold wristwatch, Made in 1949 | 百達翡麗 | 型號2441 | 粉紅金腕錶,1949年製

Patek Philippe

Reference 2441

A pink gold wristwatch, Made in 1949

百達翡麗

型號2441

粉紅金腕錶,1949年製


Dial: silvered

Calibre: cal. 9''90 mechanical, jewelled

Movement number: 971'397

Case: 18k pink gold, snap on case back

Case number: 653'906

Closure: brown Patek Philippe alligator strap and 18k pink gold buckle

Size: 30 mm length

Signed: case, dial and movement

Accessories: Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1949 and its subsequent sale on 21st October 1949

附帶後補資料庫精粹

The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. The dial has been re-printed by Patek Philippe during a servicing 20 years ago. The dial itself is very clean with only some minor losses to the outer part of the dial underneath the bezel. The case itself is in very nice condition with a strong hallmark between the lugs at 12 o'clock. The case also has beautiful case lines and proportions and only very light surface wear.


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."

Sotheby's New York, March 1998, lot 421

The reference 2441 was first introduced in 1948 until the late 1950’s. The reference is known as the “Eiffel Tower” due to the unusual design of the case deriving from the form of the base of the famous French monument. The case for this reference was made by Markowski which is confirmed by the key with a number 8 inside the case back.


According to scholarship, the majority were cased in yellow gold with less than 50 rendered in pink gold. 21 examples, including the present lot have been identified back to the market.


The present watch has a very crisp case and strong hallmarks between the lugs. The watch was serviced by Patek Philippe in the late 1990's and the dial was restored to new.