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Patek Philippe. A Fine and Rare 18k Gold Automatic Wristwatch with Cream-Colored Enamel Dial and Gay Frères Bracelet
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Patek Philippe. A Fine and Rare 18k Gold Automatic Wristwatch with Cream-Colored Enamel Dial and Gay Frères Bracelet

SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, REF. 2526, MOVEMENT NO. 760'472, CASE NO. 681'623, MANUFACTURED IN 1954

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Patek Philippe. A Fine and Rare 18k Gold Automatic Wristwatch with Cream-Colored Enamel Dial and Gay Frères Bracelet
Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, Ref. 2526, Movement No. 760'472, Case No. 681'623, Manufactured in 1954
Cal. 12-600 AT automatic movement, stamped with the Geneva Seal, engine-turned 18k gold rotor, 30 jewels, cream-colored enamel dial, applied gold baton numerals, outer beady minute divisions, subsidiary dial for constant seconds, circular water-resistant-type case, screw back, 18k gold Patek Philippe and Gay Frères brick-link bracelet and clasp stamped 1.54, overall approximate length 6.7 inches, case, dial, and movement signed
36mm diam.

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Lot Essay

With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with gold bracelet in 1954 and its subsequent sale on June 28th of the same year.

Reference 2526 was introduced to the market in 1952 and was Patek Philippe's first self-winding watch, starting with the movement number 760'000 (delivered in July 1953 to Mr. J.B. Champion, one of Patek Philippe's faithful clients). Production of the reference lasted until 1960, ending with movement number 767'099. The model featured the legendary caliber 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".

The present watch is an attractive example of Patek Philippe's iconic reference 2526, with the rare feature of an original gold Gay Frères bracelet, making this watch a fine addition to any watch collection.

To the best of our knowledge this watch has never before been offered in public.

Reference 2526 is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by M. Huber and A. Banbery, 1998, plate 349, p. 217.

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