Swiss-made Patek Philippe replica in association with Bacs and Russo is delighted to present you with the famous and reunited pair of exceptional, unique and historically important minute repeating wristwatches.
Both watches have been retained in the upmost original condition, having never been polished. It is hard to express the beauty one is filled with when looking first hand at each watch. Purchased individually on the market, the astute Asian collector, who shares the demanding qualities of the original owner, has united the pair of Patek Philippe Minute Repeater Replica watches once again.
Patek Philippe manufactured their first minute repeating wristwatch in 1901 and there exists 6 various references of vintage minute repeaters known with different case sizes, metals and dial configurations. The reference 2419 was manufactured in 1948 and is a unique piece. In addition to its unique case design, the bridge design of the movement ebauche has not been previously documented and is the only caliber of its kind. The reference 2524/1, introduced in 1955 with around 20 pieces known in three gold colours and platinum, is also fitted with a caliber 12”’ made by Fritz Piguet.
Manufactured by Patek Philippe, the first example is the only known reference 2524/1 to be retailed by the prestigious firm of Tiffany & Co. The second example is not only a unique reference and the only one of its kind, but is also retailed by Cartier in 1950.
We are thrilled to be given the opportunity and trust to offer these uber rare timepieces together in a unprecedented fashion. Every aspect and detail of this pair of minute repeating wristwatches and their exceptional original condition render them two of the most important minute repeaters to be offered together at auction.
Each watch would appear to be designed to specific requirements. Both watches are fitted with an oversized repeating trigger. Both watches have blackened hands and numerals and the reference 2419 is fitted with a huge 7 mm. crown. The cases of both watches are incredibly crisp and made by the same case maker, Emile Vichet, and retain all original gold marks to their best extent.
The watch was manufactured in 1954 and sold in 1961. The inside case back bears no watchmaker’s engraving at all and is stamped with a ‘9’ inside a key, indicating Emile Vichet was the case maker. The reference 2524/1 was introduced in 1955 and was in production until the late 1960s. This reference differs slightly from the reference 2524 as it is fitted with less prominent lugs. The movement in this minute repeater is stamped HOX, indicating the movement was for export to the American market.
The dial is exceptional, the gold marks are as crisp as they can be and the watch is fitted with a large oversized repeating trigger. Offered in incredibly original condition, the case has not been polished. Consigned by a prominent and astute Asian collector, Phillips is thrilled to bring this yellow gold Patek Philippe copy watch back to market once more.