8 December 2003
Patek Philippe. A fine 18K gold self-winding water-resistant wristwatch
Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, No. 762721, Ref. 2552, circa 1956
12'''-600 AT, with nickel-finished lever movement, 30 jewels, Gyromax balance, 18K gold rotor, movement stamped with the Seal of Geneva, the silvered dial with applied gold baton indexes, gold dauphine hands, subsidiary seconds, the circular water-resistant-type case with screw back (No. 693506 Ref. 2552), stepped bezel and downturned lugs, together with an 18K gold Patek Philippe buckle, case, dial and movement signed
36 mm. diam.
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Production of this model, reference 2552, was launched in 1955. A similar example is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, 2nd edition, p. 215.
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