A Fine and Very Rare 18k Pink Gold Rectangular-Shaped Wristwatch with Unusual Lugs.
With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with applied gold hour markers in 1951 and sold on December 14th, 1951.
Production of the Reference 2471 was launched in 1950 and only lasted a few years until 1953. It is one of the rarest rectangular models produced by Patek Philippe during this era and is distinguished by the highly unusual triple scroll lugs, referred to as "Ricciolino" or "Ram's Horn" by collectors. Approximately 75 watches were made in total of which only about 20 were cased in pink gold. According to our research, only four other examples in pink gold have been identified back into the market.