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Patek Philippe. An extremely fine and rare platinum self-winding waterproof wristwatch with diamond-set dial and original 18K white gold Gay Frères bracelet
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Patek Philippe. An extremely fine and rare platinum self-winding waterproof wristwatch with diamond-set dial and original 18K white gold Gay Frères bracelet

SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, MOVEMENT NO. 765'735, CASE NO. 687'958, REF. 2526, MANUFACTURED IN 1958

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Patek Philippe. An extremely fine and rare platinum self-winding waterproof wristwatch with diamond-set dial and original 18K white gold Gay Frères bracelet
Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, movement no. 765'735, case no. 687'958, ref. 2526, manufactured in 1958
Cal. 12'''600, with nickel-finished lever movement, 30 jewels, Gyromax balance, engine-turned 18K gold rotor, stamped twice with the Geneva seal, the silvered matt dial with applied diamond indexes, white gold dauphine hands, subsidiary seconds, in circular water-resistant-type case with screw back, together with an 18K white gold Patek Philippe striped link bracelet, 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 this diamond-set silvered dial in 1958 and its subsequent sale with the 18K white gold bracelet on 24 March 1959.

It is thought that only 15 examples of the reference 2526 in platinum have appeared on the auction market so far out of which less than half feature the silvered matt dial with diamond indexes. The present watch is furthermore an exclusivity as being originally delivered with the 18K white gold bracelet by Gay Frères. It should also be mentioned that it is the first time that this watch is offered at auction.

For a note on Gay Frères see lot 84 in this sale.

Other examples of this model are illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, 1st edition pp. 168-169, 2nd edition pp. 213, 216-217.
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