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Patek Philippe 1955 Vintage Calatrava Ref. 2457 Mens Watch - Patek Extract

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Condition Pre-owned
Scope of delivery
No original box, no original papers
Availability
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Expected delivery
Jan 25, 2021 - Feb 2, 2021
Payment Method
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This dealer is from Suwanee, United States of America.
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Basic Info

Listing number A7NI78
Brand Patek Philippe
Model Calatrava
Reference number 7800
Code 7800
Case material Yellow gold
Bracelet material Leather
Year of production 1955
Condition Very good (Worn with little to no signs of wear)
Scope of delivery
No original box, no original papers
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location United States of America, Georgia, Suwanee

Caliber

Movement/Caliber 27 SC
Number of jewels 18

Case

Case material Yellow gold
Case diameter 31 x 39 mm
Crystal Plastic
Dial Silver

Bracelet/strap

Bracelet material Leather
Bracelet color Black

Description

1955 PATEK PHILIPPE Vintage Calatrava Ref. 2457 Mens Watch - Patek Extract

Classic Patek Calatrava - All Original - Patek Archive Extract

Today's offering showcases this classic mid-century Patek Philippe ref. 2457 Calatrava, one of the company's iconic Calatrava models.

A successor to the famous ref. 96 which although it had a few sweep seconds examples was primarily a small seconds watch, the 2457 is essentially the sweep seconds version of the first Calatrava. From the top its case is essentially identical to that of a ref. 96. The only difference is the back has been deepened to accommodate the sweep second's wheel and bridge.

It is one of the original Calatravas...true classics, that occupy prestigious places among the great wristwatches of the 20th century.

Featuring an elegant, understated face and beautiful case, the watch showcases sleek lines and subtle elegance, expressing artistic originality at its very finest. As Patek Philippe aptly describes, "These inimitably elegant men's watches are impervious to short-lived trends, recapturing the hearts of each new generation."

The reference 2457 was also amongst Patek’s first models to showcase the Bauhaus design principle of “form follows function”. It achieves its powerful impact through the use of clean, simple, and elegant lines.

Powering it is Patek Philippe's 27SC movement, the very first Patek Philippe mechanism to feature direct center seconds.

Our example has a desirable double-signed dial, co-signed for Gubelin, the prestigious Swiss retailer, one of Europe's premier jewelers.

We were fortunate to acquire it with all original parts down to the dial, all hands, and winding crown.

Its elegant steel Calatrava case presents nicely. Its desirable double-signed so-called "signma" dial is untouched with only light aging and one natural age spot on the periphery. Please inquire if you would like it restored.

Its high-grade, Patek Philippe movement is running true. Photos of the inside available upon request.

One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it.

For the finishing touch it comes equipped it with a long Patek Philippe strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

Also accompanying it is an Extract from the Patek Philippe Archives attesting to its authenticity and originality.

Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function and a new timing certificate attesting to its performance.

A nice, brief article (.pdf format) on the Reference 96 can be found on-line here.

Detailed Appraisal:

Manufacturer: Patek Philippe

Country of origin: Switzerland

Serial no.: 704,673

Year built: c. 1955

Model: Ref. 2457 Calatrava

Functions: Hours, Minutes, Subsidiary Seconds

Designed for: Men

Case material: 18K gold

Case markings (inside): Patek Philippe & Co, Geneve, Swiss, 2457, 307,134

Case condition: Previously polished and presents as scratch-free.

Dimensions: 31mm wide (excluding crown), 39mm long lug tip-to-tip 

Dial: Silver "sigma" dial with applied solid gold baton indexes, outer 1/5 second register, original and untouched, excellent condition with only light aging and one natural age spot on the periphery

Please inquire if you would like it restored.

Hands: Original, gold "batons", original sweep seconds

Movement type: Cal. 27 SC stamped twice with the Geneva Quality Mark, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 18 jewels, straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, swan neck micrometer regulator

Movement markings: Patek Philippe and Co., 27SC, Swiss, Geneve, Adjusted to Heat, Cold, Ischronism and Five (5) Positions, Eighteen (18) Jewels, 704,673

Band: Patek Philippe, remborde, vintage, with unsigned buckle, long size, previously worn but serviceable condition

We also stock lizard and a variety of other new straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.

Width between lugs: 18mm

Crystal: Acrylic, excellent condition

Servicing: One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system.

Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.

Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please message us for details.

Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Extract from the Patek Philippe Archives attesting to its authenticity and originality; New Connoisseur of Time timing certificate

SKU 7800

Seller

Connoisseur Of Time

1000 Peachtree Industrial Blvd.
Suite 6-343
Suwanee, GA 30024
United States of America
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