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PATEK PHILIPPE
PERPETUAL CALENDAR, REF. 1526

CIRCA: 1951
CASE MATERIAL: 18k gold
CASE DIAMETER: 33.5mm
BRACELET / STRAP MATERIAL: Brown alligator with Patek Philippe buckle in 18k gold
DIAL: Silvered
MOVEMENT: Manual
FUNCTIONS: Time and perpetual calendar with moon phases
CALIBER: 12-120
ACCESSORIES: Extract from the Archives confirming manufacture date of 1951 and sale date of July 25, 1952 and Patek Philippe service box with tag, and service papers bill from Patek Philippe, Henry Stern Agency dated January 11, 2011
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Patek Philippe introduced the reference 1526 in 1940 and it was in production until circa 1952. At the time this was the only perpetual calendar wristwatch in production on the market. Approximately 210 examples of this reference were made in the 12 year production period. This comes to approximately 18 per year, making this watch extremely rare and highly desirable. This reference was offered in yellow gold and pink gold and one example in steel is known. The case back is engraved, “Mario P. Nigra July 30th 1952.” It is possible that this watch was given to the original owner as a present since the original sale date was July 25th 1952 and the engraving on the back says July 30th 1952. The present example is cased in yellow gold this is a great opportunity to own an early perpetual from Patek Philippe.

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