1953 Patek Philippe Ref.2455 18K Yellow Gold

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What comes to your mind if somebody says "timeless classic" and "vintage watch"? Right, Patek Philippe. This stunning vintage Patek Philippe ref.2455 made in 1953 has everything you need - classic calatrava-shaped case, beautiful silver "Sigma" dial and precise manual-winding movement. Very well-balanced size of 34 mm in combination with very special shine only Patek Philippe has, this watch will make your days brighter and your friends envious!

Serviced in March 2015 and was never worn since then. Comes with brand new Patek Philippe strap, period correct solid gold Patek Philippe buckle, and extract of archives. Technical warranty: 1 year.


  • 18k solid yellow gold 3-body case with snap-on case back. Mixed satin and high-polished finishing.
  • Mint condition, professionally polished. Showing very light traces of opening tool on the backside of the lower-left lug.
  • 34 mm (without crown) / 42 mm (lug-to-lug) / 17 mm (between lugs)
  • Original yellow gold fluted crown.
  • Original plexiglass crystal
  • Serial number: 677517


    • Precise chronometer grade manual-winding movement with sweep seconds
    • Cal. 12-400 signed "Patek, Philippe & Co Swiss Geneve", double Geneva seal.
    • 18 jewels, micrometer regulator, adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and five positions
    • Serial number: 720877
    • Mint condition. Professionally serviced in March 2015 and never worn since then. Keeps time perfectly.


    • Professionally refinished silver-white "sigma" dial in mint condition.
    • Signed "Patek Philippe" at 12 o'clock. Raised golden hour markers. Signed "O Swiss O" at 6 o'clock.
    • Original "sword" golden hands, golden small seconds hand.

    Delivery set:

    • The watch comes with brand new Patek Philippe strap and original period-correct vintage Patek Philippe buckle in 18k gold
    • Extract of Patek Philippe archives
    • Suede leather watch travel case
    • Our company’s warranty certificate, invoice and general terms and conditions.

    Collections: Archive

    Category: Patek Philippe

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    Measuring a watch

    It is always crucial to understand the size of the watch, especially when it comes to vintage watches which are generally considered as too small in comparison with what watch industry offers today. For example, the original Patek Philippe Calatrava introduced in the 1930s was only 31 mm in diameter, while today's classic Calatrava is 39 mm. When you think about 8 mm, it doesn't seem to be a big difference, but believe it is.

    In our condition reports we normally disclose three most important parameters as follows: diameter without crown / lug-to-lug length / lug width. 

    Diameter without crown

    It is, so far, the most important measurement to understand the size of a regular round-shaped watch.It helps you to understand proportions and overall look of the watch. It is important to consider width of the bezel and color of the dial, because certain combinations may make the watch look bigger, while some other smaller. It is all very individual, however there is common understanding:

    Lug-to-lug width

    This parameter will help you to understand whether the watch is comfortable for wearing. You should compare lug-to-lug width with the width of your wrist, and if lug-to-lug width is smaller or equal, then this watch shall be comfortable.

    Lug width

    This measurement is defining what size of strap you need for the particular watch. Depending on era and manufacturer you can find watches with lug width between 14 mm and 24 mm. Most common sizes are 18 mm and 20 mm.