With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with raised hour markers in gold in 1953 and its subsequent sale on 27 May 1953.
The reference 2510 offered here for sale is believed to be one of only three known examples of this reference in yellow gold to have appeared in public to date, however the only one with the rare retailer's signature Somazzi. It is furthermore preserved in very good overall condition.
Reference 2510, launched in 1951, is one of Patek Philippe's largest vintage wristwatches, boasting an impressive diameter of 37 mm.
Somazzi is a one of the oldest watch retailers located in Lugano, Switzerland, having been owned and operated by the Somazzi family for five generations. In 2010, for their 150th Anniversary, and the 104th anniversary of Somazzi as a retailer of their watches, Patek Philippe dedicated a special edition of the reference 5296 to be made in fifteen examples each in white and rose gold, with the retailer's signature on the sapphire crystal display back.