Description

    Patek Philippe Exceptional Ref. 2526 Gold Self-Winding Wristwatch With Superb Enamel Dial, circa 1954
    Case: No. 681523, 18k yellow gold, heavy screw back, 35 mm, rounded bezel, concave lugs, gold double "P" original crown
    Dial: ivory enamel, applied gold baton indexes, subsidiary seconds, yellow gold Dauphine hands, gold lettering and gold minute dots
    Movement: caliber 12'''600, self-winding, 18k gold engine turned rotor, 30 jewels, adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and five positions, No. 760483, stamped with the Seal of Geneva quality mark, self compensating Breguet balance spring, shock absorber, swan's neck regulator, straight line lever escapement
    Band: black Patek Philippe crocodile band with Patek Philippe 18k gold buckle
    Signed: fully signed Patek Philippe, with inner original leather box, outer box and Extract from the Archives showing the date of manufacture as 1954, and date of sale July 13th, 1954

    Note: It is extremely rare to find a 2526 with a flawless enamel dial. The present lot has the finest conditioned dial we have seen. The reference 2526 was introduced in 1952 and with Patek Philippe's first self-winding movement. The legendary caliber 12-600 automatic movement was granted Swiss patent No. 289758. This legendary model combined a state-of-the art movement with an elegant case design and a rare enamel dial. It is considered a timeless classic by watch connoisseurs worldwide.


    Condition Report*:

    Type: Patek Philippe Exceptional Ref. 2526 Gold Self-Winding Wristwatch
    Dial: enamel, gold signature, gold minute dots
    Hands; gold Dauphine hands
    Metal: 18k yellow gold
    Case No: 681523
    Case Info: two body, screw down back
    Case Width: 35 mm
    Crystal: acrylic
    Watch Movement: caliber 12'''600, self-winding, 18k gold engine turned rotor, 30 jewels, adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and five positions, No. 760483, stamped with the Seal of Geneva quality mark, self comensating Breguet balance spring, shock absorber, swan's neck regulator, straight line lever escapement
    Band: Patek Philippe band and 18k gold buckle
    Circa: 1954
    Condition: extremely fine condition, dial is the finest conditioned one seen, no hairlines visible with 10 power magnification, movement is very good, clean and bright, case is very good, a few very slight scratches on the backs of the lugs


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    November, 2011
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