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Patek Philippe 2468J Hour Glass Case Watch



Introduction: This Patek Philippe 2468J watch features a 18 Kt Yellow gold "Hour Glass" case. It ss one of the most iconic designs from Patek Philippe in the mid 20th century. The watch measures 39 x 23 mm and has a classic timeless design, soft and rounded shape. The watch unisex and is suitable for a woman or man. This 18K yellow gold example with applied gold Arabic numeral, dagger shaped hour markers, subsidiary dial for constant seconds, rectangular-shaped case, flared sides and lugs, snap on case. The watch is overall excellent condition for its age and has very crisp and legible hallmarks. Multiple strap options are available. Date & Paperwork: The watch was made in 1955, confirmed with an extract from the archives confirming its date of manufacture and further sale. Additionally, the watch comes with a one year movement guarantee. Essay: 2468 was manufactured for a relatively short period of time between 1949 and the mid 1950s. It very closely resembles the more common reference 1593 and is just 2mm smaller in length and width. There have been only 20 yellow gold examples of the 2468 references identified from the market. Specifications: Reference Number: 2468J Year Manufactured: 1955 Movement: Manual Case Diameter: 39mm x 23mm About Us: At PatekMonger, we specialize in quality. We have a beautiful selection of vintage and pre-owned Patek Philippe watches. We have served Los Angeles from our same location for decades, building relationship with lifetime customers. Our services in repairing and restoring modern and vintage watches are all performed by our certified master watchmaker. These services often include complete disassembly of the watch and movement, a water test if necessary, complete cleaning and examination of all parts, proper oiling, reassembly, and regulating using state of the art equipment, proper seals, and new gaskets as needed. Some say that fine craftsmanship is mans flirtation with perfection. At PatekMonger, this is visible in the grand result.


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  • Dimensions
    Width: 1.54 in. (39 mm)Length: 0.91 in. (23 mm)
  • Place of Origin
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  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Repaired. The watch has been completely restored, movement serviced and new strap.
  • Seller Location
    Santa Monica, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 1910251stDibs: LU140828271012

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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 Geneva last November, in case anyone’s wondering). 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. 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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