Patek Philippe Ref. 2433R pink gold vintage wristwatch, made in 1952
A very rare and fine 18ct pink gold square wristwatch with pink dial, Patek Philippe strap and Extract from the Archives
Reference 2433 is a rare Patek Philippe model, indeed, when this very watch was offered through Antiquorum in Geneva in March 2008, the catalogue noted that it was the first example of a Ref. 2433 to have passed through their auction rooms since 1990.
The superb pink dial is in excellent original condition with a wonderful lustre that perfectly compliments the rich tone of the pink gold case, lending the watch a striking monochrome appearance. To match the dial, the hands and applied numerals are all made from pink gold and the enamel printed text and tracks are bold and clear. The 18ct pink gold case remains in great condition with crisp definition to its angles and edges – the Swiss hallmarking to the right hand case side is remarkably sharp, further demonstrating the case’s excellent state of preservation.
Patek Philippe first introduced reference 2433 in 1948 and the present example was made in 1952. The scarcity of examples would suggest that it is likely that production did not continue much beyond the date of the present watch.
This watch is fitted with a new Patek Philippe alligator strap, there are gold spring bars and the strap’s pin buckle is unsigned and pink gold plated.
Sold at Sotheby’s New York – 5th April 2004, lot 175
Sold at Antiquorum Geneva – 16th March 2008, lot 203
Private European Collection
Extract from the Archives
The accompanying Extract from the Patek Philippe Archives confirms that this watch was made in 1952 and sold in June the following year.
[M] Patek Philippe calibre 10”’200 manually wound movement stamped twice with the seal of Geneva, decoratively damascened movements bridges, lever escapement, 18 jewels, bi-metallic compensation balance, precision micrometer regulation [D] pink dial, applied pink gold Roman and faceted baton indexes, subsidiary seconds, pink gold hands [C] 18ct pink gold square case, curved upper case with polished bezel and satin finished case sides, snap-on satin finished case back
Width excluding winding crown: 27mm
Length including lugs: 35mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 10mm
Strap width/lug gauge: 20mm
All Black Bough watches have been fully serviced and overhauled and are sold with a one year guarantee and detailed Black Bough certificate. This watch is accompanied by a Black Bough leather watch pouch and card outer box.
Notice for buyers outside the EU
Please note that, due to CITES restrictions, we are unable to ship the alligator strap outside the European Union – in the event of a sale outside the EU, we will replace the strap with a calf leather, unsigned strap.
oct 6 2017