Patek Philippe Calatrava 2431 Flame Lugs - Papers

exotic flame lugs - 18k yellow gold - papers

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Description
This absolutely spectacular Patek Philippe Flame Lugs 2431 dates from the early 1950s.

The so-called flame lugs create an extraordinary look and make the watch a striking eye-catcher. The reference 2431 was introduced around 1948 and was only in production for a few years. Without a doubt, this 18k yellow gold case is one of Patek Philippe's most imposing designs. At the same time, the watch offers a timeless elegance thanks to the silver dial with small seconds at 6 o'clock, thin "feuille" gold hands and gold hour markers.

This Patek Philippe Calatrava is an extremely valuable collector's watch. Not only because of the preserved condition, which is absolutely impressive considering the old age of over 70 years. But also due to the certificate of origin with a stamped movement number from the year of sale.

Condition report
Dial: Silver dial without spots or scratches, beautiful natural patina, aged evenly.

Case: absolutely impressive condition, intact flame lugs, slight signs of wear, deep gold hallmarks on the side of the case.

Watch glass: acrylic crystal with a few micro scratches that can be polished away. However, we advise against it in order to leave the watch in its original condition.

Movement: manual-wound caliber Patek Philippe 12-120 operates reliably.

Summing-Up
Thanks to its case design, this 1950s Calatrava is one of the most iconic wristwatches ever produced by Patek Philippe. The condition of this watch makes it a highly collectible vintage timepiece.

Movement number: 968843
Case number: 655xxx

Int.Exe.: 6267411
Features

Manufacturer: Patek Philippe

Model: Calatrava

Reference: 2431

Functions: small running second - hour and minute

Material: Yellow Gold

Carat: Gold 750 : 18 ct

Dial: silver

Watch glass: plexiglass

Delivery Contents: Papers - warranty certificate - Certificate Of Origin

Bracelet: leather

Type of clasp: pin buckle

Diameter: 34mm

Caliber name: Patek Philippe 12-120

Movement type: manual wound

Year of Manufacture: 1962

Overall condition: 9 - has rarely been worn - top condition

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