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    Sale 1353

    Important Pocketwatches and Wristwatches

    12 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 120

    Patek Philippe. A fine 18K gold water-resistant self-winding wristwatch with enamel dial

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, REF. 2526, MOVEMENT NO. 762'074, CASE NO. 688'984, MANUFACTURED IN 1956

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    Patek Philippe. A fine 18K gold water-resistant self-winding wristwatch with enamel dial
    Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, ref. 2526, movement no. 762'074, case no. 688'984, manufactured in 1956
    Cal. 12-600 AT nickel-finished lever movement stamped with the Geneva seal, 30 jewels, Gyromax balance, engine-turned 18K gold rotor, the off-white enamel dial with applied gold baton numerals, gold dauphine hands, in circular water-resistant-type case with screw back, 18K gold Patek Philippe buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    36 mm. diam.


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    Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives production of the present watch in 1956 and its subsequent sale on 20 September 1957. To the best of our knowledge, it has never been offered in public before.

    Reference 2526, introduced in 1953, was Patek Philippe's first model featuring a self-winding movement, the legendary calibre 12-600 AT. With its attractive combination of a state of the art movement and traditional enamel dial, it is considered a very desirable collectors' watch.

    Reference 2526 is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, first edition pp. 168-169, second edition pp. 213, 216-217.

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