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Patek Philippe 1950s Ref 2493 Large Yellow Gold Mechanical Wristwatch

$8,495

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Circa 1950s Patek Philippe Reference 2493 Wrist watch, 39 X 30 18K yellow Gold 2 Piece Stepped case with tear Drop lugs, 18 Jewel caliber 10-200 Mechanical, Manual wind nickle lever movement. Original Silver satin dial with raised Gold markers and a sub seconds chapter. Black Croco strap with Patek Philippe 18K buckle, watch length 7 inches. Triple signed and numbered Patek Philippe case, Movement, Dial.

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  • Creator
  • Metal
  • Place of Origin
    Switzerland
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1950s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. The strap is showing signs of use and wear but still has a lot of use left.
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU9411427482

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    Ships From: Chicago, IL
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Patek Philippe

It shouldn’t be surprising that a Patek Philippe holds the world auction record for a watch ($31.2 million for a Patek Grandmaster Chime, sold at Christie’s). Known for impeccable craftsmanship and some of the most complicated timepieces ever created, the brand is considered by many to be the height of fine watchmaking. Collectors simply love Patek Philippe watches. The house was founded in Geneva in 1839 by Polish expats Antoni Patek and Franciszek Czapek. Czapek left the firm, and in 1845, Patek partnered with French watchmaker Jean Adrien Philippe. It was the beginning of a beautiful friendship.Catering to the glitterati of Europe, the pair counted among their clients Tolstoy, Pope Pius IX and Queen Victoria, as well as Countess Koscowicz of Hungary, for whom they created the first Swiss-made wristwatch in 1868. They also had their eye on the American market and in 1851 entered an arrangement with Tiffany & Co. still in effect today.During the Great Depression, brothers Jean and Charles Stern, who had previously supplied Patek Philippe with watch dials, bought the company, and it continues to be run by the Stern family today.Under the Sterns, the house has developed some of its most famous models, including the Calatrava, an elegantly minimal dress watch introduced in 1932 and named for the Calatrava Cross (the company’s logo since 1887), and the Nautilus, the brand’s first sports watch, conceived by legendary designer Gérald Genta in 1976.Despite the house’s longevity, it’s rumored that it has manufactured fewer than a million Patek watches, making each one all the more coveted. (The brand's pieces are understandably attractive to counterfeiters — make sure you know how to spot a fake Patek Philippe watch.)Find authentic Patek Philippe watches, cufflinks, bracelets and more on 1stDibs today.
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