Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming the production of the present watch in 1954 and its subsequent sale on 4 August 1955. 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.
For a reference 2526 with Breguet numerals see lot 279 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.