Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Nov 13, 2016

LOT 542

PATEK PHILIPPE REF. 2525 RETAILED BY LORTSCHER BLACK DIAL YELLOW GOLD Patek Philippe, Genève, movement No. 744062, case No. 688819, Ref. 2525-1. Made in the 1950's. Very fine and rare, water resistant, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with black dial. Extract from the Archives

CHF 6,000 - 10,000

HKD 48,000 - 80,000 / USD 6,000 - 10,000

Sold: CHF 35,000

Two-body, solid, polished and brushed, stepped bezel, fluted concave lugs, screwed down case back. Extract from the Archives Black with applied yellow gold dart indexes, subsidiary seconds dial. Yellow gold dauphine hands. Cal. 10-200, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 18 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, swan neck regulator.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-6-01

Very good

Slightly oxidized

HANDS Original


Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 36 mm. THICKNESS 8 mm. Property of the Original Belgian Family According to our research, there was only ever one other REFERENCE 2525 that has been offered at auction with a black dial. Consigned from the family of the original owner and sold to LORTSCHER, the famed Belgian retailer, it is the only example known with a black dial and retailer signature.