Today's offering showcases this classic and handsome ref. 2501 Patek Philippe mens dress watch with beautiful stepped bezel.
Its bezel, recessed lugs, and short lugs give it a style suggestive of a "disco volante" or flying saucer Patek. Featuring a timeless silver face, it showcases a sophisticated and elegant vintage style.
It also has one of our favorite timeless Patek dial designs with silvered finish, baton markers, small seconds, and indented dot outer track. While not a large watch it is nicely larger than many dress Pateks from the era and has a 34mm diameter.
Equipped with an illustrious Patek Philippe 10 ligne movement, unquestionably among the finest hand-winding movements ever built, it possesses all the necessary capabilities to earn it its place as one the finest timepieces in the world. It is stamped in two places with the prestigious Poinçon de Genève,
Extremely high grade, it has eight adjustments - five for chronometer positions and three for heat, cold, and even isochronism. Isochronism is the amount of wind left in the movement. Most watches slow down slightly as their power reserve moves toward empty. That is not the case with this watch - it is very high-grade.
This example was retailed by Hausmann and has a desirable double-signed dial. Hausmann & Co., established in 1794 and an esteemed Patek dealer since 1897, has long been one of Rome's premier retailers. The Hausmann name has adorned many important Pateks including one formerly owned by Andy Warhol. Recently Patek even made a limited edition "Hausmann" Calatrava for the company.
Its elegant Patek Philippe case is in excellent condition with moderate signs of previous polishing. It retains a very crisp hallmark on the top left lug. Its dial is original and untouched. Please inquire if you would like it restored.
One of our Master Watchmakers has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $895 value).
It is running very strongly and keeping very accurate time in our testing position, nearly on par with a new watch. For the finishing touch, we have equipped it with a brand new crocodile strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Like always, included with the purchase is a one-year international warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate attesting to its performance.
Please inquire if you would like us to obtain an Extract from the Patek Philippe archives for you. Patek charges 525CHF to provide one.
Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
Country of origin: Switzerland
Year sold: 1959
Serial no.: 746,387
Model: Ref. 2501
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Subsidiary Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: 18K gold
Case markings (inside): Patek Phillipe & Co., Geneve, Swiss, .750, 692,990, 2501
Case condition: Excellent condition with moderate signs of previous polishing. It retains a very crisp hallmark on the top left lug.
Dial: Silver, applied 18K gold baton indices, signed Patek Philippe, outer minute track, subsidiary seconds dial, original
Hands: Original, gold "batons"
Movement type: Extremely high grade Cal. 10-200, manually wound, stamped with the Geneva Quality Hallmark, rhodium-plated, "fausses-côtes" decoration, 18 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, self-compensating Breguet balance-spring, micrometer regulator
Jewels: 18 rubies
Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn with unsigned gold tone buckle
Crystal: Acrylic, excellent condition
Serviced: One of our Master Watchmakers has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $895 value).
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It is running very strongly and keeping very accurate time in our testing position. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an extremely experienced team of four Master Watchmakers all of whom each have over thirty-five years of experience and a large number of parts. One used to be the watchmaker for an authorized Rolex dealership and was given special training by Rolex at their Beverly Hills Service Center and also has done authorized work for the Richemont brands including Cartier, Vacheron & Constantin, IWC, JLC and others.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
We offer a 100%
satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way
unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime
within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our
client's expectations throughout the buying experience.
All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially
constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All
watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic
shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail,
and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier.
International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.
The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any
required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and
taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.
Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be
guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not
recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed
to be waterproof.