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Patek Philippe
A YELLOW GOLD PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES REF 1526 CASE 659430 MVT 964563 MADE IN 1949
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95

PROPERTY OF AN IMPORTANT COLLECTOR

Patek Philippe
A YELLOW GOLD PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES REF 1526 CASE 659430 MVT 964563 MADE IN 1949
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Patek Philippe
A YELLOW GOLD PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES REF 1526 CASE 659430 MVT 964563 MADE IN 1949
Movement: cal. 12'120 manual winding jewelled lever
Case: 18k yellow gold, snap-on back
Dial: silvered, applied Arabic numerals and dot indexes
Bracelet/Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold Patek Philippe buckle
Diameter: 34mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Extract from the Archives confirming the date of sale on May 9th, 1951 and additional crystal
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Catalogue Note

The reference 1526 was manufactured from 1941 until 1952 and, together with Reference 1518, was the first perpetual calendar wristwatch produced in series by any company. According to literature, approximately 210 pieces were made over the twelve years of production.

A highly collectible piece, the 1526 is considered by many as one of the most elegant and understated pieces ever produced. The timeless size of its Calatrava-style case and the minimalist layout of its dial makes it a masterpiece of design.
Each element was made to the highest quality, such as the hand engraved and hard enamel dial with gold moon-phase by Stern Frères, the case by Vichet or the Victorin Piguet based movement. 

The present lot belongs to the second series of the 1526, recognisable thanks to the discreet subsidiary seconds indexes between the date and the moon-phase, enhancing the delicate appearance of the dial.

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