Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming the production of the present watch in 1954 and its subsequent sale on 6 June 1954. Furthermore delivered with Patek Philippe presentation box. To the best of our knowledge this watch 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 caliber 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.
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.
For a reference 2526 in pink gold see lot 224 in this sale.