Model: ,
Year of issue: 1955 Circa
Reference number: 2508
Condition: mint
Status: sold
Dealer country: Italy
Dealer name: Caso Watches
Price in EUR € n/a


PATEK PHILIPPE CALATRAVA REF. 2508 MINT CONDITION The Patek Philippe reference 2508 marked the brand's first foray into sports watches. With its 35mm waterproof case, it was designed for professional use, setting it apart from other Patek Philippe wristwatches of the time with non-waterproof cases. Introduced in 1951, it was a significant achievement for Patek Philippe to create a truly water-resistant timepiece. This was largely due to the screw-back caseback, a departure from the snap-back cases typically used in Patek Philippe watches until then. The 2508 paved the way for other iconic Patek Philippe wristwatch models with waterproof characteristics, such as the renowned 2526, 2552, and 565, but it was the first of its kind. Powered by the renowned caliber 27SC (SC for Secondes au Centre), the reference 2508 notably features center seconds. Un-doubtedly, the Patek Philippe 2508 is one of the most sought-after and revered vintage Calatrava models among collectors, especially when found in astonishing condition like the present example. This Patek Philippe wristwatch, reference 2508, stands as a remarkable specimen of this iconic waterproof Patek Philippe Calatrava. Preserved in exceptional, untouched condition, it boasts an impeccably crisp case with deep hallmarks and original factory finishes. The dial remains remarkably well-preserved, retaining its untouched, unrestored state. The glass likely remains original, displaying the typical signs of aging expected from 1950s-era time-pieces. Furthermore, the movement, caliber 27SC, is in excellent condition, likely due to regular servicing by highly skilled watchmakers over time. The lugs exhibit an incredibly sharp, and despite its age and the lack of polishing, the watch shows only a few signs of wear and small dings. Fully original, impeccably preserved, and accurate for its year of manufacture, this timepiece serves as a testament to the iconic Calatrava reference it rep-resents. The watch is accompanied by a matching 18kt gold anonymous elastic bracelet, which was added at some point over the years. Diameter 35mm, Movement Serial Number 705,XXX , Year 1955 circa


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