950. Patek Philippe A fne and attractive pink gold wristwatch with stepped downturned lugs and small seconds 百達翡麗，型號2551，精細，18K玫瑰金自動上弦腕錶，1956年製。 附後補證書 本拍件首次現身拍賣市場，5點和11點錶耳外側印記清晰明顯，燒青字面盤 品相十分良好，錶盤因氧化開始轉變淺香檳金色調，獨特罕見。 Manufacturer Year
Patek Philippe 1956
Reference No. Movement No. Case No. Material Calibre
2551 763’254 692’549 18k pink gold Automatic, cal. 12-600 AT, 30 jewels Bracelet/Strap Leather Clasp/Buckle 18k pink gold buckle Dimensions 36mm Diameter Signed Case, dial and movement signed Estimate
HKD 120,000-235,000 USD 15,400-30,100 Accessories Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confrming the production of the present example in 1956 and its subsequent date of sale on 27th February 1957
The automatic caliber 12-600AT, it was the Patek Philippe frst automatic movement, and thought by many to be one of the best made by any manufacturer. The reference 2551 was the second Patek Philippe model to feature this caliber, the frst was the iconic 2526. The watch was housed in a two-piece A. Wenger case with screw back and stepped downturned lugs. The present example, in pink gold, is unknown to the market and has a dial “A” confguration featuring triangular hour markers with an Arabic 12 numeral and dauphine hands. In exceptional overall condition, it is a wonderful example of the design and engineering of Patek Philippe.
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