Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare 18ct white gold automatic bracelet watch together with original fitted Patek Philippe box and Extract from Archives Ref:2526, Case No.694856, Movement No.760572, Made in 1954 Sold January 31st 1966
Lot 141
Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare 18ct white gold automatic bracelet watch together with original fitted Patek Philippe box and Extract from Archives Ref:2526, Case No.694856, Movement No.760572, Made in 1954 Sold January 31st 1966
Sold for £46,850 (US$ 77,688) inc. premium
Lot Details
Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare 18ct white gold automatic bracelet watch together with original fitted Patek Philippe box and Extract from Archives
Ref:2526, Case No.694856, Movement No.760572, Made in 1954 Sold January 31st 1966
30-jewel Cal.12-600AT movement with Gyromax balance adjusted to heat, cold isochronism and five positions, bi-directional ball bearing 18ct gold rotor, silvered dial with applied diamond baton quarters and white gold baton markers, gilt dot five minute markers, white gold dagger hands, heavy polished white gold case with screw on back, 'double PP' crown, fitted 18ct gold smooth link Gay Freres detachable bracelet with folding GF stamped clasp, together with the original Patek Philippe box, case, dial and movement signed
36mm.

Footnotes

  • The reference 2526 was originally introduced to the market in 1952 and featured Patek Philippe's first automatic movement with the gold rotor, the Calibre 12-600.

    The majority of these references were made in 18ct yellow gold, a smaller number in pink gold and even fewer were made in white gold and platinum. These versions were the only ones known to be fitted with diamond hour markers or quarters. This watch retains its original back to back 'PP' crown, detachable Gay Freres bracelet and original brown Patek Philippe box.

    It is interesting to note that even though this watch was made in 1954, its wasn't sold until January 31st 1966, possibly due to the high costs of such a specialist watch at the time. This watch is being sold by the original owners family.
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