YEAR: 1955
CASE MATERIAL: 18k yellow gold with downturned lugs
DIAMETER: 36 mm.
DIAL: Cream enamel dial with applied gold indexes, gold dauphine hands
MOVEMENT: Cal. 12”, self-winding, Gyromax balance, 18K gold rotor, movement stamped with the Seal of Geneva
FUNCTIONS: Time only
BUCKLE: gilt buckle
WITH: Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin and Guarantee from June 1956, original bill of receipt from retailer Gubelin dated 26 June ,1956 and invoiced to a Mr. John C. Durfey, an unsigned and undated Gubelin guarantee certificate and Extract from the Archives confirming 1955 as the year of manufacture.

Ψ The endangered species straps shown here are for display purposes only and is not for sale. Upon sale, each watch will be supplied to the buyer with a black leather strap.

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Lot Essay

The reference 2526, was launched in 1953 and it is thought that only 580 examples were made, the majority of which are in yellow gold, and only very few in pink gold. The present lot is exceedingly unusual as it includes the Certificate of Origin, original bill of receipt dated June 26th, 1956. It is a second series reference as evidenced by the smaller applied hour marker at 6 o' clock and the domed screw back. Other examples of this model are illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, 1st edition pp. 168-169, 2nd edition pp. 213, 216-217.

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