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Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces

New York, Apr 10, 2013

LOT 96

PATEK PHILIPPE REF. 2526 YELLOW GOLD ENAMEL DIAL Patek Philippe, Genève, No. 761765, case No. 687812, Ref. 2526. Made in 1954. Very fine and rare, water-resistant, self-winding, 18K yellow gold wristwatch and an 18K yellow gold buckle.

C. Two-body, solid, polished, rounded bezel, screw-down case back, concave lugs. D. Ivory-color enamel with applied yellow gold faceted baton indexes, outer dot minute divisions, subsidiary seconds dial. Yellow gold dauphine hands. M. Cal. 12???-600 AT, stamped with the Seal of Geneva quality mark, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 30 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, swan-neck micrometer regulator, 18K gold rotor. Dial, case, and movement signed. DIAM. 36 mm. THICKNESS 12 mm.

USD 25,000 - 35,000

HKD 195,000 - 270,000 / CHF 24,000 - 33,000

Sold: USD 32,500

Grading System


Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Reference 2526 utilizes caliber 12-600 AT - the first automatic movement made by Patek Philippe, which made its debut in 1953. Examples are illustrated in ?Patek Philippe Wristwatches?, by Martin Huber and Alan Banbery, 1998, pages 213, 216 & 217.