Reference 2482 | A well preserved yellow gold wristwatch with two tone dial, Made in 1955 | 百達翡麗 | 型號2482 | 黃金腕錶，備雙色錶盤，品相優良，1955年製
A well preserved yellow gold wristwatch with two tone dial, Made in 1955
Dial: two tone silvered
Calibre: cal. 27 SC mechanical, jewelled
Movement number: 704'233
Case: 18k yellow gold, snap on case back
Case number: 684'863
Closure: brown unsigned alligator strap and 18k yellow gold Patek Philippe buckle
Size: 36 mm diameter
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1955 and its subsequent sale on 17 November 1955
The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. The dial is in very good overall condition with hard enamel dial nicely raised. There is some minor spotting to the dial and a minor scratch towards the 15 minute marker. The case has areas of tarnishing that is easily cleaned. The watch is very well preserved with light surface wear and a very crisp hallmark underneath the lug and a second hallmark underneath the case back. Overall a very nice 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."
Preserved in very nice and original condition, the present wristwatch is incredibly large and contemporary considering the date of manufacture. The case is nice and crisp with strong hallmark beneath the lug and a second hallmark underneath the case back, the two-tone dial is preserved in excellent condition with a hard enamel signature nicely raised.
The reference 2482 was introduced by Patek Philippe in 1950, and ceased production around 1960.