Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Geneva, November 11, 2018

LOT 519

PATEK PHILIPPE REF. 1526 YELLOW GOLD 18KT

A very fine and rare, manual winding wristwatch with perpetual calendar and moon phases.

Brand Patek Philippe

Reference Ref. 1526

Year Circa 1948

Numbers Case N. 637200, Movement N. 926666

Caliber 12-120QP

Bracelet Leather

Accessories Extract from archive

Dimensions 34 mm.

Signed Dial, Case and Movement.

CHF 60,000 - 80,000

HKD 480,000 - 640,000 / USD 60,000 - 80,000

Sold: CHF 87,500


Grading System
Grade: Logo grading

Exceptional

Case: 3-41

Good

Repolished, edges preserved

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-11-17-01

Very good

Slightly worn

Slightly spotted

HANDS Original


Notes

Property of an important Italian family. Ref. 1526. Launched in 1941 as the companies first production perpetual calendar wristwatch, the 1526 is often overshadowed by its big brother, the perpetual calendar chronograph ref. 1518 introduced the same year as a world-first. The ref. 1526 used movement Cal.12"'-120 within a classic Calatrava style case and remained in production until 1952 with only 210 examples manufactured. Today both models can be considered iconic for their simple well-proportioned designs and respective roles in establishing Patek Philippe as a world-leader in horology