Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Hong Kong, October 27, 2018

LOT 417

PATEK PHILIPPE REF. 1526 - WRISTWATCH WITH FIVE HOROLOGICAL COMPLICATIONS; 18K YELLOW GOLD

18K yellow gold, manual-winding, round-shaped, gentleman's wristwatch, snap-on case-back, subsidiary seconds at 6 and five horological complications: - Half-instantaneous perpetual calendar à guichets (with apertures) - Date of the month (subsidiary dial at 6 o'clock) - Day of the week (aperture at 11 o'clock; indications given in French) - Month of the year (aperture at 1 o'clock; indications given in French) - Phases of the moon (aperture at 6 o'clock)

Brand Patek Philippe

Reference Ref. 1 526

Year circa 1944

Caliber 12-120 QP, index regulator with swan-neck spring and micrometric screw

Bracelet brown leather strap, with 18K yellow gold buckle

Accessories Extract from the Archives

Dimensions Ø 34 mm.

Signed dial, case and movement

HKD 700,000 - 1,000,000

CHF 89,000 - 125,000 / USD 91,000 - 130,000
Grading System
Grade: Logo grading

Exceptional

Case: 3-42

Good

Repolished, edges altered

Movement: 3-34*

Good

Restored by the manufacture

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-34-01

Good

Restored by the manufacture

HANDS Original


Notes

Patek Philippe, Reference 1526 Produced in only 210 examples from 1941 to 1952, with the calibre 12-120 QP. The majority of examples were made in yellow gold, more rarely in pink gold, and only one example in stainless steel is known to-date.. First series With indirect centre-seconds, produced in a very few examples (one of these watches was sold by Antiquorum, Geneva, April 9, 1989, lot 203). Second series With concentric subsidiary dials for the seconds and the days of the month. The dials for the second series of this reference are known to-date with three different designs: - the seconds division scale on the outside of the subsidiary date dial, quite rare; - the complete seconds division on the inside of the subsidiary dial; - the seconds division only on the bottom portion of the subsidiary dial, below the moon phase aperture. The applied gold upright Arabic numbers are of two kinds: - the larger type, more common; - the smaller type, much rarer Bibliography Huber & Banbery, 1998, pp. 282-283.