A Patek Philippe reference 2481 with polychrome cloisonné enamel dial is set to top the lots at the upcoming Christie’s New York Exceptional Watches auction.
Due to take place on June 6, the Patek piece is expected to go for between $600,000 and $800,000.
With a 37mm case diameter, it was nicknamed ‘King Size,’ due to it being one of the largest vintage Patek Philippe ever produced.
Manufactured in 1950, the movement number as well as the serial number offer clear indications that the present watch is the first of its kind.
There are only six examples of Ref. 2481 with a combination of rose gold and cloisonné jungle dial known.
The auction offers a carefully curated selection of 100 lots of wristwatches and pocket watches noted to be rare, have high provenance and be in exceptional condition.
Highlights include modern, vintage and sport watches from Patek Phillipe, Rolex, Vacheron Constantin, A. Lange & Söhne and Breguet.
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