PATEK PHILIPPE, “GUBELIN,” REF. 2526
"GUBELIN", REF. 2526
CASE MATERIAL: 18k gold
CASE DIAMETER: 35mm
BRACELET / STRAP MATERIAL: Gubelin removable brick bracelet in 18k gold
BRACELET SIZE: 7.5 inches / 190mm
DIAL: Off White Porcelain Enamel
FUNCTIONS: Time only
ACCESSORIES: Extract from the Archives confirming manufacture date of 1954 and sale date of September 26, 1955
From a private collection
The condition of lots can vary widely and the nature of the lots sold means that they are unlikely to be in a perfect condition. Lots are sold in the condition they are in at the time of sale.
The case and bracelet are in good condition with scratches. The screw back case edges show signs of being opened. The 3 o'clock side of the case has tiny nicks. The case and bracelet appear to be polished. The bracelet has stretch. The dial and hands appear to be original. The dial has developed light patina and the hands have scratches on them. The enamel dial has no visible cracks. The "PP" crown is original. The crystal has a horizontal crack at 1 o'clock. The movement has not been tested for accuracy. A service is recommended given the age of the watch.
The condition of lots sold can vary widely due to factors such as age, previous damage, restoration, repair and wear and tear. The nature of the lots sold means that they will rarely be in perfect condition. Lots are sold in the condition they are in at the time of sale.
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The reference 2526 was the first self-winding watch made by Patek Philippe. This model came out in 1953 and was produced until the early 1960s until it was succeeded by the reference 3428. This particular example features the highly sought after first series dial as well as the original retailer signature on the dial, Gubelin. The removable brick bracelet was added by Gubelin and has the Gubelin symbol stamped into the clasp. The bracelet on this watch is very special as it is the only one known to have hammering on the center links. Dual signed Patek Philippe watches like the present example are highly sought after by collectors. This is a wonderful opportunity to own a dual signed reference 2526 with a possibly unique Gubelin bracelet.
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