PATEK PHILIPPE “DISCO VOLANTE” REF. 2594 PLATINUM
The early and mid-1900s were a time of great experimentation in the watchmaking world.
Being a period where the pocket watch was quickly becoming obsolete, Swiss watchmaking companies found themselves overwhelmed by requests of watches that could be strapped on the wrist. An historical and repentine evolution which led the whole Swiss industry to totally reinvent their products by conceiving new forms, shapes, technical solutions.
A striking example of stylistic evolution is the present watch produced by Patek Philippe in the early 60’s. The case has an extremely futuristic look consisting in very hidden lugs and in a flat circular bezel. Something definitely unusual for the time. This Patek Philippe model for its so peculiar shapes was renamed by the Italian collectors “Disco Volante”, resembling those circular Unknown Flying Objects that have always tickled the fantasies of those who think there is something beyond our world.
The present specimen is an exceptional example of the very rare and sought after “Disco Volante” models. The 32 mm small lugs case despite of some very light signs of aging still shows the original shapes and forms and it is most likely untouched. The silver dial is very well preserved especially if we consider that this watch was produced in 1940 circa with just some very light signs of aging. The caliber works perfectly and it’s in perfect shape. All the components including hands, caseback and 23-300 caliber match the production period and are correct for the watch.
Serial Number 2,603,XXX, Year 1960 circa, Diameter 32mm.