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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1956
    Reference No: 2526
    Movement No: 763'021
    Case No: 694'863
    Material: 18k pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, 12-600 AT, 30 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k pink gold Patek Philippe bracelet, 185 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k pink gold Patek Philipe folding clasp stamped Patek Philippe & Co. and GF for Gay Frères
    Dimensions: 35 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed by maker, case further signed by retailer
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1956 and its subsequent sale on 29 December 1956. Furthermore delivered with Patek Philippe additional buckle, black crocodile leather strap, pouch, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.
    Provenance: Property from an Important Asian Collector

  • Provenance

    Property from an Important Asian Collector

  • Catalogue Essay

    Retailed by Hausmann & Co., this pink gold 2526 has been preserved in excellent overall condition, which further enhances not only by the retailer’s signature, but also the accompanying pink gold bracelet. The dial is intact with no imperfections and the case and bracelet have been kept in very original and very attractive condition.

  • 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. 2526
A fine and rare pink gold wristwatch with enamel dial and Gay Frères bracelet, retailed by Hausmann & Co.

1956
35 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed by maker, case further signed by retailer

Estimate
HK$240,000 - 400,000 

Sold for HK$475,000

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
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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