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Patek Philippe
A FINE YELLOW GOLD AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH ENAMEL DIAL AND BRACELET REF 2526 MVT 761413 CASE 687281 MADE IN 1954
ACCÉDER AU LOT
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Patek Philippe
A FINE YELLOW GOLD AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH ENAMEL DIAL AND BRACELET REF 2526 MVT 761413 CASE 687281 MADE IN 1954
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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Patek Philippe
A FINE YELLOW GOLD AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH ENAMEL DIAL AND BRACELET REF 2526 MVT 761413 CASE 687281 MADE IN 1954
• cal. 12-600AT automatic nickel lever movement stamped with the seal of Geneva, 30 jewels, Gyromax balance • enamel white dial with yellow gold baton indexes, subsidiary seconds, outer dot minute divisions, yellow gold dauphine hands • 18k yellow gold polished and brushed case, screwed-down back, PP crown • case, dial and movement signed • with an 18k yellow gold Patek Philippe link bracelet
diameter 35.5 mm bracelet circumference 185 mm
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With a certificate of origin dated 1956, Extract from the Archives confirming sale on September 7th 1955.

Description

The Ref. 2526, first manufactured in 1953,  it was the first self-winding wristwatch made by Patek Philippe and its production ceased in 1960. It has become an iconic piece among collectors in today’s market due to the classic appearance of its case and the model's signature white enamel dial. Enamel dials are rarely found on wristwatches but are greatly favoured for the 'ageless' finish of their surface which is not susceptible to the oxidation and moisture damage that can harm the finish of metal dials. Indeed, if well looked after, an enamel dial can maintain its original appearance indefinitely. 
Examples of Ref. 2526 are illustrated in Huber, M. & Banbery, A., Patek Philippe Wristwatches, pp. 213 and 216-7. Cal. 12-600 is illustrated on p. 214 of the same book.

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