PATEK PHILIPPE MARILYN MONROE PINK ON PINK REF. 2442
The Patek Philippe “Marilyn Monroe” Ref. 2442 is undoubtedly one of the most coveted and sought-after watches among Patek collectors. The reference 2442 was nicknamed “Marilyn Monroe” due to its curved and voluptuous case shape. It has been produced in very few pieces since the late 1940s and is an extremely rare watch that is very hard to find on the market. The uniqueness of this specimen is further emphasized by the fact that both the case and the dial are made of rose gold, which is confirmed also by the extract from the Patek Philippe archives.
The present specimen is an exceptional example of this extremely and rare Patek Philippe wristwatch. The overall condition is truly exceptional, for sure one of the most well preserved examples ever surfaced on the market. The 18kt rose gold case is most likely untouched still retaining the original factory shapes with deep and well-defined gold stamps. The refined 9’’90 manual winding caliber works perfectly. The dial is absolutely flawless, it has never been restored and the accent on “Genève” is still present. The watch also comes with its original leather strap and buckle. All components are correct for the watch and match the production period.
Considering rarity and condition this Patek Philippe “Marilyn Monroe” ref. 2442 pink on pink is for sure an exceptional watch to add to a Patek Philippe collection.
The watch comes with a Patek Philippe extract from the archives confirming 1951 as year of manufacture as well the rose dial and the rose gold case as factory original.
Serial Number 974,XXX / 666,XXX , Year 1951.