Patek Philippe "End Game": An exceptional auction for a rare edition
Announced soon at an exceptional auction, the Patek Philippe Ref. 2523 "End Game" is expected to reach a record amount.
Put up for sale by the auction company Philips, this exceptional Patek Philippe ref.2523 is one of only three to exist. A true centrepiece for all watch collectors, the auction to be held in Geneva next May is expected to attract watch lovers from around the world.
The watch, called "End Game", tackles an immaculate partitioned enamel dial with a graphic representation of the Eurasian continent. A total of 11 models were created, including five representatives from North America, three from South America and three from the Eurasian continent.
It took almost 20 years to see one of the ref models. 2523 return for sale, proof of the extreme rarity of one of the most exclusive models of the Swiss watchmaker, whose other two models are located in the Patek Philippe Museum and in a private collection. The model that will go on sale, the first to be produced, had been launched in 1953 and had caused a sensation by the size of its case, relatively large for the time (36 mm).
To control this timepiece, two crowns are installed: the first to reassemble the mechanism of the watch, the second to control the ring of the city, namely the complication that allows its owner to know the time in the forty cities on board, according to their respective time zone.
A key part of the sale "The Geneva Watch Auction: XIII" which will take place from 8 to 9 May, analysts estimate that it could reach more than 3.5 million Swiss francs (more than 3.1 million euros).