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The Furama Hotel Hong Kong, Victoriana Room, Jun 05, 2000

LOT 542

Patek Philippe & Cie, Genève, No. 967647,case No. 668361, Ref. 1526, made in 1951, sold on May 25, 1956.Extremely fine and rare, astronomic, 18K pink gold gentleman?s wristwatch with perpetual calendar and moon phases, with leather strap and 18K pink gold Patek Philippe buckle.

HKD 560,000 - 720,000

USD 70,000 - 90,000

Sold: HKD 834,000

C. three-body, solid, polished and brushed, concave bezel. D. matte silver with applied pink gold indexes and Arabic numerals, auxiliary dial for the days of the month, concentric, for the seconds, apertures for the days of the week, the months and the moon phases. ?Feuille? pink gold hands. M. Cal. 12???-120 QP, rhodium plated, ?fausses côtes? decoration, 18 jewels, lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance adjusted to heat, cold isochronism and 5 positions, Breguet balance-spring, micrometer reulator.Dial, case and movement signed.Diam. 34 mm.

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Grading System
Case: 3


Movement: * 3
Dial: 3 - 01


This rare example in pink gold is in such a good condition that it seems brand new.Ref. 1526Produced in 210 examples from 1941 to 1952, with the calibre 12???-120 QP, the majority in yellow gold, rarely in pink gold, with only one example known to date in stainless steel.- First series with indirect center-seconds produced in very few examples. One of these watches was sold by Antiquorum, Geneva, in the theme auction The Art of Patek Philippe, April 9, 1989, lot 203.- Second series with concentric auxiliary dials for the seconds and the days of the month. A similar watch is published in Patek Philippe Wristwatches,by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, 1998 Edition, pp. 282-283.A very rare and probably unique example of Ref. 1526, without either a center-seconds hand nor small seconds, was sold by Antiquorum in the theme auction The Art of Patek Philippe,Legendary Watches, November 14, 1999, lot 517.