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    Sale 1348

    Important Pocket Watches and Wristwatches

    12 November 2007, Geneva

  • Lot 78

    Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18K gold self-winding water-resistant wristwatch with bracelet, enamel dial and box

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, REF. 2526, MOVEMENT NO. 763'102, CASE NO. 694'759, MANUFACTURED IN 1956

    Price Realised  

    Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18K gold self-winding water-resistant wristwatch with bracelet, enamel dial and box
    Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, ref. 2526, movement no. 763'102, case no. 694'759, manufactured in 1956
    Cal. 12-600AT nickel-finished lever movement stamped twice with the Geneva seal, 30 jewels, Gyromax balance, engine-turned 18K gold rotor, the white enamel dial with applied baton numerals, gold dauphine hands, subsidiary seconds, in circular water-resistant-type case with screw back, 18K gold Patek Philippe and GF for Gay Frères link bracelet and clasp, case, dial and movement signed
    36 mm. diam.


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    Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming the production of the present watch with gold bracelet in 1956 and its subsequent sale on 10 April 1957. Furthermore delivered with Patek Philippe presentation box. To the best of our knowledge, it has never been offered at auction 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.

    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY