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Patek Philippe in the 60’s: It’s Hip to be Square

by on July 31st, 2010

Patek Philippe Ref. 2488

Patek Philippe Ref. 2488, $8,950

During the early 1960s, it was considered very fashionable and even a bit avant-garde to wear a bold, square wristwatch. Stylish men quickly abandoned the traditional, round wristwatch of the 1940’s and 1950’s, inspired by the new futuristic look.

A square watch makes a statement of confidence, style and distinctiveness best represented by the mid-20th century, square-faced Patek Philippe. Iconic watches such as this Ref. 2488, represent enduring value, snappy style and fine timekeeping; and it certainly serves as a great conversation starter at the office or your next cocktail party.

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