Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming the production of the present watch with lapped hour markers and gold bracelet in 1958 and its subsequent sale on 26 September 1958. To the best of our knowledge, it 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 calibre 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.
Reference 2526 is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, first edition pp. 168-169, second edition pp. 213, 216-217.