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Patek Philippe

Ref. 2526J Retailed by Beyer: Yellow gold wristwatch with enamel dial and bracelet Made in 1954 | 零售商為Beyer:百達翡麗 2526J型號黃金鍊帶腕錶配琺瑯錶盤,1954年製

VAT applies to hammer price and buyer's premium

Estimate:

30,000

to
- 50,000 CHF

Property from a distinguished Texan collector

Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe

Ref. 2526J Retailed by Beyer: Yellow gold wristwatch with enamel dial and bracelet Made in 1954 | 零售商為Beyer:百達翡麗 2526J型號黃金鍊帶腕錶配琺瑯錶盤,1954年製

Ref. 2526J Retailed by Beyer: Yellow gold wristwatch with enamel dial and bracelet Made in 1954 | 零售商為Beyer:百達翡麗 2526J型號黃金鍊帶腕錶配琺瑯錶盤,1954年製

Estimate:

30,000

to
- 50,000 CHF

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Property from a distinguished Texan collector

Patek Philippe

Ref. 2526J

Retailed by Beyer: Yellow gold wristwatch with enamel dial and bracelet

Made in 1954

零售商為Beyer:百達翡麗 2526J型號黃金鍊帶腕錶配琺瑯錶盤,1954年製


Dial: off-white enamel

Calibre: cal. 12-600AT automatic, 30 jewels

Movement number: 760'614

Case: 18k yellow gold, screw-down case back

Case number: 682'031

Closure: 18k yellow gold Patek Philippe bracelet and clasp

Size: 34.5 mm diameter 

Signed: case, dial and movement 

Box: yes

Papers: yes

Accessories: Patek Philippe presentation box, Certificate of Origin noting the retailer Chronometrie Beyer, Zurich, and Extract from the Archives confirming the date of sale on August 17th, 1954 confirming the bracelet in yellow gold

MVT: running at the time of cataloguing.

CASE: With light scratches and scuffs throughout. Overall good condition. With good proportions.

DIAL: in very good condition.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."


**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

Reference 2526 was launched in 1953 as Patek Philippe's first self-winding wristwatch. Its limited production ceased in 1960. The present lot belongs to the first series, made shortly after the launch of the model, with pearled minute divisions and open subsidiary seconds. Rarely found in modern wristwatches, the enamel dial has a sumptuous finish and is impervious to moisture and oxidation. Indeed, if cared for properly, an enamel dial can maintain its original appearance indefinitely.