Reference 2508 | A very well preserved pink gold wristwatch with two tone dial, Made in 1955 | 型號 2508 | 粉紅金腕錶，備雙色錶盤，品相出衆，1955年製
A very well preserved pink gold wristwatch with two tone dial, Made in 1955
Dial: silvered two tone
Calibre: cal. 27SC mechanical, jewelled
Movement number: 704'232
Case: 18k pink gold, cap, screw down case back
Case number: 684'651
Closure: brown Patek Philippe alligator strap and 18k pink gold buckle
Size: 35 mm diameter
Signed: case, dial and movement
The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. The dial is in very well preserved condition with hard enamel signature nicely raised. The case is in equally well preserved condition with strong hallmarks under the lug and to the band. Overall an extremely well preserved 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."
Launched in 1952, the reference 2508 was the firms first time-only model to feature a waterproof case. In production from 1952 until 1960, the case featured the same shape and proportions from the waterproof chronograph reference 1463. The model was produced in yellow and pink gold, as well as in stainless steel.
The present example is extremely well preserved with a great dial and case. The hard enamel signature is very well defined and nicely raised and the case is equally super with strong proportions, thick lugs and strong hallmarks.