A fine and rare yellow gold wristwatch

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1955
    Reference No: 2552
    Movement No: 761'726
    Case No: 687'938
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, 12-600, 30 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Patek Philippe crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Gilt buckle
    Dimensions: 35.5 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 31 October 1955.

  • Catalogue Essay

    This 'Disco Volante', or flying saucer, in yellow gold is a very attractive example from the 1950s. The dial is in excellent condition without tarnishing which is rare for a watch of this age. The enamel signature is nicely raised and in excellent condition. Still retaining two sharp hallmarks and original PP crown, this watch still displays a modern and attractive look today.

    The present watch is fresh to the market.

  • Maker Bio

    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
A fine and rare yellow gold wristwatch

百達翡麗,精細及罕有,18K黃金自動上弦腕錶,型號2552,1955年製

1955
35.5 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$100,000 - 200,000 

sold for HK$150,000

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
thomasperazzi@phillips.com

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
ziyongho@phillips.com

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
jillchen@phillips.com

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