From a Private collector, Ref:2497 in Rose Gold, super mint condition, enamel dial!
This is an incredible example of a Patek Philippe reference 2497 18k perpetual calendar moonphase from the 1950s. This particular example is unpolished and has a mint original dial. To find an unpolished example of the model 2497 is close to impossible. This is an exceptional reference 2497 which is extremely rare and highly collectible.
Accompanied by Patek Philippe box, and Certificate of Archives.
Reference 2497 was the brand’s first serially produced perpetual calendar wristwatch to feature centre seconds. It was first introduced in 1951, and is a gem of horological design with its balanced symmetry, spectacular curves, and large case size. In fact, reference 2497, along with its water resistant sibling reference 2438/1, is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful perpetual calendar wristwatches ever made.