A very fine, rare and large 18k yellow gold manual-winding wristwatch ref.2481.
With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of this watch in 1962 and its subsequent sale on May 2nd., 1962.
On of the most unusual time-only models by Patek Philippe, reference 2481 is defined by its voluptuously sculpted lugs and protruding bezel. The overall aesthetics of the piece are entrusted to the juxtaposition of flowing curvy lines and sharply cut edges, a true masterpiece of case design. In production in the 1950s, it is one of the largest vintage time-only references made by Patek Philippe, featuring a very generous for the time 36.5mm diameter. The complexity and peculiarity of the case are further highlighted by the fact that this is one of the very few instances when Patek Philippe employed Le Locle-based casemaker Bernard Dubois, identified by the hallmark inside the case back: the number 121 (specific to the maker), inside hammer head (specific to Neuchatel Canton makers).