Rare Patek Philippe 18K pink gold ref. 2511, made and sold in 1955

Model:
Year of issue: 1955
Reference number: 2511R
Condition: worn
Status: available
Dealer country: United States
Price in US $ 32,000

Description

Rare Patek Philippe 18K pink gold ref. 2511, made and sold in 1955. As one of the largest and rarest of the 1950s Calatrava models, ref. 2511 is not a watch many people have seen before outside of the Patek Philippe Museum in Geneva. This reference was only made for a short period from 1951-1955. There are only six examples of the reference previously known to exist in 18K yellow gold, and only 5 in rose gold. The massive 36.5 mm case of this watch has a signature “empire” style with fluted lugs and fluted sides. Note the parallel molded design around the case and matching pattern on the lugs. The case was made by Dubois & Cie in Le Locle and the dial was made by Stern Frères. As one of the rarest and largest mid-century Calatrava watches, this is a wearable work of art that deserves a new home in an important vintage Patek Philippe collection. This example is exceptionally preserved and based on our research, the last example of the reference to leave the factory.

Dealer

John Reardon