PATEK PHILIPPE REF. 2452 Yellow Gold - Very rare, unusual and oversized watch for very sophisticated collectors. Perfect, original dial with original indelebile.
Patek Philippe Calatrava ref. 2452 – one of the most appreciated vintage watches by Patek Philippe. This reference was introduced in the 40s and was quite a large watch for the time, but it is the perfect size for today’s standards. Furthermore, the flat bezel makes the watch look even bigger than it is in desription.
Fine, oversized, 18K yellow gold wristwatch. Accompanied by the Extract from the Archives, very rare Patek Philippe leather box, yellow gold Patek Philippe buckle and alligator Patek Philippe strap.
Case: Three-body, solid, polished and brushed, lapidated lugs, snap-on case-back.
Dial: Original indelebile dial, silver with applied yellow gold faceted baton indexes and outer dot minute markers. Yellow gold dauphine hands.
Movement: Cal. 27-SC, stamped with the Seal of Geneva quality mark, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 18 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, swan-neck index regulator.
Dial, case and movement signed.
Watch is in very good condition, accompanied by the Extract from the Archives, Patek Philippe rare leather box, yellow gold Patek Philippe buckle and alligator Patek Philippe strap.
Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1955 and its subsequent sale on January, 1957.
Additional Atelier Tempus certificate and 1 year warranty. Collectors set.
First Patek Philippe Calatrava was reated in 1932, it is the result of an avant-garde philosophy of aesthetics that showcases sleek lines and subtle elegance; the collection expresses artistic ingenuity at its very finest. The endearing quality of the design reflects the relentless pursuit of perfection that has always been at the core of Patek Philippe’s mission. These inimitably elegant ladies’ and men’s watches are impervious to short-lived trends, recapturing the hearts of each new generation. Whether extra thin, with hobnail patterns or wide polished bezels, they are all unmistakable members of the Calatrava family and even their changing faces cannot belie their origins. No other watch lends better expression to the true Patek Philippe style.
The sizes of 35 mm are often called “oversize,” because thanks to its design it seems much larger.
Atelier Tempus believes that these references are fathers of all Calatrava more or less complicated.