Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces
LOT 331
PATEK PHILIPPE REF. 1526 YELLOW GOLD Patek Philippe, Genève, No. 963265, case No. 657225, Ref. 1526. Made in 1948, sold on June 2nd, 1950. Very fine and very rare, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with perpetual calendar, moon phases and an 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe buckle. Accompanied by the Extract from the Archives.
C. Three-body, solid, polished and brushed, concave bezel and lugs, snap-on case back. D. Silver with applied yellow gold small Arabic numerals and dot indexes, subsidiary seconds dial with outer concentric graduation for the date, apertures for the days of the week, the months and the moon phases, outer minute track. Yellow gold feuille hands. M. Cal. 12’’’-120 QP, rhodium-plated, fausses-cotes decoration, 18 jewels, straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, self compensating Breguet balance-spring, swan-neck micrometer regulator. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 34 mm. Thickness 11 mm.
Estimate: 60,000 USD - 80,000 USD
Estimate: 56,000 CHF - 75,000 CHF
Estimate: 46,000 EUR - 62,000 EUR
Grading system

C 3-40 D 2-01 M 2*
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Produced in only 210 examples from 1941 to 1952 with the caliber 12'''-120 QP, the majority of examples were made in yellow gold. The present watch was previously engraved on the case back, which has since been sensitively removed. A similar watch is published in "Patek Philippe Wristwatches," by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, 1998 Edition, pp. 282-283.
Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces
13-12-2012
Sold including buyer's premium:
86,500 USD