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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1955
    Reference No: 2552
    Movement No: 762'442
    Case No: 690'970
    Material: 18k white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, 12-600 AT, 30 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Patek Philippe crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold Patek Philippe buckle stamped PPC
    Dimensions: 36 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1955 and its subsequent sale on 28 May 1956. Furthermore delivered with Patek Philippe pouch and slip case.
    Provenance: Property from an Important Asian Collector
    Literature: For another example of a reference 2552, please see Patek Philippe Genève by Huber and Banbery, page 215.

  • Provenance

    Property from an Important Asian Collector

  • Catalogue Essay

    Reference 2552 is lovingly referred to by collectors as the "Disco Volante", or flying saucer due to the shape of its case. Extremely rare and seldom seen in white metal, the present white gold example with screw down case back and legendary caliber 12-600 is offered in very appealing condition.

    This exclusive time-only wristwatch has a very distinguished case design that retains a very modern and sophisticated look some fifty or so years later.

  • Artist Biography

    Patek Philippe

    Swiss • 1839

    Since its founding in 1839, this famous Geneva-based firm has been surprising its clientele with superbly crafted timepieces fitted with watchmaking's most prestigious complications. Traditional and conservative designs are found across Patek Philippe's watches made throughout their history — the utmost in understated elegance.

    Well-known for the Graves Supercomplication — a highly complicated pocket watch that was the world’s most complicated watch for 50 years — this family-owned brand has earned a reputation of excellence around the world. Patek's complicated vintage watches hold the highest number of world records for results achieved at auction compared with any other brand. For collectors, key models include the reference 1518, the world's first serially produced perpetual calendar chronograph, and its successor, the reference 2499. Other famous models include perpetual calendars such as the ref. 1526, ref. 3448 and 3450, chronographs such as the reference 130, 530 and 1463, as well as reference 1436 and 1563 split seconds chronographs. Patek is also well-known for their classically styled, time-only "Calatrava" dress watches, and the "Nautilus," an iconic luxury sports watch first introduced in 1976 as the reference 3700 that is still in production today.

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Ref. 2552
An extremely fine and very rare white gold wristwatch

1955
36 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$240,000 - 400,000 

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
[email protected]

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
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Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: ONE

Hong Kong Auction 1 December 2015 11am