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    IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A CONNOISSEUR'S VISION

    16 November 2009, Geneva

  • Lot 212

    Patek Philippe. A fine 18K gold automatic wristwatch with enamel dial

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, REF. 2526, MOVEMENT NO. 764'255, CASE NO. 2'601'149, MANUFACTURED IN 1957

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    Patek Philippe. A fine 18K gold automatic wristwatch with enamel dial
    Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, ref. 2526, movement no. 764'255, case no. 2'601'149, manufactured in 1957
    Cal. 12-600 AT nickel-finished lever movement stamped twice with the Geneva seal, 30 jewels, engine-turned 18K gold rotor, cream-coloured enamel dial, applied gold baton numerals, subsidiary seconds, circular water-resistant-type case, screw back, 18K gold Patek Philippe buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    35 mm. diam.


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    With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1957 and its subsequent sale on 26 February 1958. Furthermore delivered with a copy of Patek Philippe servicing invoice dated 4 August 2006.

    Production of reference 2526, Patek Philippe's first self-winding watch, was launched in 1953. The model features the legendary calibre 12-600 AT which was granted Swiss patent No. 289758 in 1953 for "a self-winding mechanism for a wristwatch movement using the energy supplied by a rotary mass causing an eccentric part to transmit a swinging movement to an organ of the mechanism".

    Both model and movement are illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, first edition pp. 168-169, second edition pp. 213, 214, 216-217.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN