1951 PATEK PHILIPPE Ref. 2494 Vintage Gents 18K Gold Dress Watch
empressissi™ is pleased to offer this fantastic and original Patek Philippe 'Calatrava' model, the finest Swiss maker of all times as a fine dress watch of the highest standards from the 50s - the 'Reference 2494'. In excellent original overall condition, keeping accurate time and ready to wear - a classic evening watch for men!
The watch houses a 12-120 manual wind caliber, running on 18 jewels.This is a rare hi grade caliber decorated in Geneve stripes and considered one of the legendary calibers of Patek Philippe. It is set in an original and signed PATEK PHILIPPE 18K solid yellow gold case in beautiful design. The case has a mint low dome acrylic crystal and original signed crown.
The dial is 100% original factory made - Sterling silver base with classic Argenté pearl tone set with hard enamel logo and applied solid gold numerals, it exhibits very few signs of age and was well preserved. It comes with the original set of solid gold hands.
This super rare Patek Philippe watch measures 33mm side to side (excluding crown) and 39mm from top lug to bottom lug - a classic evening/dress watch.
Attached to this watch is an XL length, brand new quality genuine lizard leather band in dark brown, 18 mm wide, with a generic anti-allergic buckle.
To complete your set I have present the extract from the archives from Patek Philippe, with the correct details matching all serial numbers and will be sent to you separately, at no additional cost, after the watch is received. This service is offered as a courtesy for your records, at no extra charge (This documentation costs 150.00 CHF to obtain!).
Vintage watches are smaller than today's standards; To avoid the inconvenience of returns merely due to wrong size expectations, Please study the listed sizes and keep in mind that in most cases, vintage watches will be smaller than today's standards and are unlikely to fit a large wrist. For your convenience, and to better understand the proportions of vintage watches sizes, download and print a copy of our unique watch size reference PDF page.