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Patek Philippe

Ref. 2526P Platinum and diamond-set wristwatch Made in 1954 | 百達翡麗 2526P型號鉑金鑲鑽石腕錶,1954年製

VAT applies to hammer price and buyer's premium

Estimate:

100,000

to
- 200,000 CHF

Property from a distinguished Texan collector

Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe

Ref. 2526P Platinum and diamond-set wristwatch Made in 1954 | 百達翡麗 2526P型號鉑金鑲鑽石腕錶,1954年製

Ref. 2526P Platinum and diamond-set wristwatch Made in 1954 | 百達翡麗 2526P型號鉑金鑲鑽石腕錶,1954年製

Estimate:

100,000

to
- 200,000 CHF

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Property from a distinguished Texan collector

Patek Philippe

Ref. 2526P

Platinum and diamond-set wristwatch 

Made in 1954

百達翡麗 2526P型號鉑金鑲鑽石腕錶,1954年製


Dial: HB Heures Brillantes, silvered with diamond-set indexes

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

Movement number: 761'410

Case: platinum, screw-down back

Case number: 687'561

Closure: Patek Philippe crocodile strap and platinum buckle

Dimensions: 35.5 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Box: yes

Papers: no  

Accessories: Patek Philippe presentation case with outer packaging and Extract from the Archives confirming date of manufacture in 1954 and sale on September 23rd, 1955

MVT: is running at the time of cataloguing.

CASE: in fair and honest condition retaining case proportions and with the hallmarks between the lugs and on the back of the lug still partly visible. There are signs of wear throughout, including scratches, dings and small dents which are mainly visible to the the left side. There is a hand-engraved number on the underside of the upper-right lug. There are fine surface scratches to the crystal.

DIAL: in good and attractive condition. There are a couple of fine stains and surface blemishes visible with the naked eye when closely examining the case.


Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts.


You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band.


Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue.


"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, produced from 1953 to 1960, was the first self-winding wristwatch made by Patek Philippe. About 3000 movements were cased as reference 2526 and the vast majority were sold with enamel dials and applied gold lapidated indexes. The present watch, however, features a rare metal dial with applied diamond indexes. According to our research, it is possible that less than 70 examples of the reference 2526 wristwatches were made in platinum and only around 20 of these appear to have featured diamond numerals. As a consequence, the present wristwatch can be considered one of the rarest examples of the model.