Patek Philippe 2461R, Oversized Rctangular watch, Circa 1951
Patek Philippe 2461R, Vintage rectangular watch, 42 x 22 mm, with an 9"'-90 caliber movement # 973811, case # 663593. The watch has an rose dial with raised gold markers. The watch is further accompanied with an extract from the archives confirming it's date of manufacture and further sale.
Production of the reference 2461 was launched in 1950 and is the wider version of the reference 425. A total of approximately 500 watches were made during the 15 years of production, with the majority in yellow gold and platinum. An estimated 60 were produced in Rose gold,. (Case made by G. Markowsky
This watch stands out by its excellent overall condition. The facets to the sides, sensitive to careless polishing, are clearly defined and the gold mark between the lower lugs is as crisp as to be expected from an unrestored case. Over time, the dial has taken a charismatic ivory-colored patina, the hard enamel signature is beautifully raised.