Patek Philippe 2526 Enamel Dial Automatic Radium Indexes / Unique Bracelet (27154)

27154 Patek Philippe 2526 Radium Enamel Dial in Yellow Gold, the 18k yellow gold case is in fantastic condition for its age, lugs are full and in excellent condition, the watch was delivered on a very unique Gay Freres bracelet made for Patek Philippe and specifically this model, the clasp is stamped GF, PP, 4/1956, the bracelet is large enough to fit a 7in wrist, bright white enamel dial is in excellent condition and free of cracks or hairlines, radium material used on the dial and hands are original to the watch and have not been altered, acrylic crystal, iconic double PP crown, screw down case back, size 35.5mm, thickness 11.5mm, Excellent Condition for a a very rare and important reference, with Patek Philippe box and archive papers confirming the date of sale of March 1956.


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This is a vintage 1956 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe Radium Enamel Dial 2526. It has an integral custom 18k yellow gold link Gay Freres bracelet with a deployment clasp (stamped GF, PP, 4/1956), and an acrylic crystal. The screw down winding crown has the PP logo, and there is a screw down solid case back, inside of which is stamped "PATEK PHILIPPE & CO – GENEVE – SWISS," several hallmarks, and a serial number. The 18k guilloche gold rotor has the Patek Philippe seal. The 35.5mm diameter solid two-body case, gently curved lugs, and stepped bezel, are polished. The dial is white enamel in outstanding original condition, with applied gold boat-shaped baton hour indices around a perimeter gold dot minute scale, with the original radium lume. There are gold dauphine hands, and a white running small seconds subsidiary dial with gold markings is at the 6 o'clock position. It's water resistant, and the 11.5mm thick case, dial, and movement are all signed.

This Patek Philippe Radium Enamel Dial 2526 has a mechanical automatic self-winding Patek Philippe caliber 12-600 AT movement that's stamped with the Geneva quality seal. It's rhodium plated with fausses cotes embellishment, and it's constructed with 30 jewels, bi-directional winding, a straight-line lever escapement, and a Gyromax balance adjusted for cold, heat, isochronism and five positions. There is a shock absorber device, an 18K gold guilloche rotor with the Patek Philippe seal, a self-compensating Breguet free-sprung balance spring, and a swan-neck micrometer regulator.

The Patek Philippe Radium Enamel Dial 2526 was the company's first self-winding wristwatch, initially introduced in 1952, ushering in the era of the automatic. This is the first and still one of the very finest automatic wristwatches ever made, and a mid-20th century hallmark. It was produced in a small edition of 580 examples.