Bring a Loupe The Curious Case Of The Amagnetic Patek Philippe 2509 Coming Up For Sale At Christie’s
The upcoming Christie’s Rare Watches sell off highlights various intriguing Pateks, normally, yet one sticks out: A Reference 2509 in Stainless Steel . An impeccable Patek is something to get amped up for, however this specific one is additionally checked “Amagnetic” on the dial with an enemy of magnetic type to back it up. Not your normal 2509.
Another watch, the Patek Philippe 3417, is the Amagnetic Patek reference. Delivered in 1958, it came not long after when significant Swiss producers were hurrying to offer models for sale to the public that highlighted antimagnetic properties. The Rolex Milgauss, the IWC Mark 11, and the Omega Railmaster all tended to the danger of magnetism by using delicate iron pens, and the Patek 3417 utilized this innovation too, yet the work to accomplish most extreme antimagnetic properties went similar to the consideration of gold for development components, prominently the anchor in the escapement. Who said Patek never made an apparatus watch?
This specific 2509 watch aroused Ben’s curiosity since it looked so like a 3417; he’s shrouded the 3417 previously. So we needed to burrow somewhat more profound. What makes the 3417 especially intriguing, beside the perfect tasteful, is the type that is inside. A similar type from the 3417, the 27-AM 400, is utilized in this specific 2509. It has all the treats: The Hallmark of Geneva; 18 gems; acclimated to five situations; in addition to the previously mentioned consideration of gold components for antimagnetic properties. The authority Patek Philippe extricate from the chronicles affirms that this 2509 was in fact brought into the world with this accurate type 27-AM 400, development number 734.519 in 1968. It was sold in 1969.
But here’s the trick. The 2509 being referred to looks a great deal like a 3417. In the event that that appears to be uncommon, that is on the grounds that it is. No 2509 ever left the manufacturing plant, in any event interestingly, with this dial. Of the 20 known instances of the 2509 in steel, none have a unique dial with “Amagnetic” on it. We’ve had the chance to analyze the dial on this 2509 and can affirm that it is truth be told a help dial from a 3417. The 2509 being referred to was not brought into the world with the “Amagnetic” dial that is presently installed. A close perused of the Christie’s condition report will uncover this data, and it’s commendable that they’ve been completely straightforward with this inquisitive watch.
An ideal circumstance would resemble this: Not long after the offer of the watch in 1969, it returned into Patek for overhauling. During administration Patek traded in a 3417 dial. It wasn’t altogether bizarre for watchmakers, even in the blessed workshops of Patek Philippe, to trade in dials from another model on the off chance that it filled a need. It bodes well, given the counter magnetic properties of the development inside the watch, for Patek administration watchmakers to utilize this dial.
The other situation that exists in a not exactly wonderful world is all things considered: Somewhere along the line somebody discovered that the 3417 dial fits inside the 2509 and basically introduced it for a similar explanation; philosophically, an “Amagnetic” dial deals with an amagnetic watch. In any case, Patek didn’t make that decision.
Only 20 tempered steel 2509 models are known to exist, so this for sure an uncommon watch in any case. It’s remembered for the Rare Watches closeout, all things considered. Also, so far, just two “Amagnetic” models are known. This is one of them. So this watch has two significant things making it work: a treated steel case and an uncommon development for this reference. The watch was brought into the world with this development, and the concentrate affirms it. It’s simply the dial that was presented sooner or later. We probably won’t understand what it resembled when it left the manufacturing plant the first run through, however we’ll know soon how much that matters when it crosses the square at Christie’s Rare Watches on November 11th.
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