Patek Philippe Calatrava 2526 ‘Enamel Dial’

So many reasons why 2526 deserves a very special place in the history of the Calatrava.

Let’s start with a look under the hood. Not unimportant; it features the very first automatic movement ever produced by Patek! We wouldn’t be the first to name the Cal. 12-600AT the best automatic movement ever produced. It features a “Gyromax” balance wheel, Swan neck regulator and self-compensating Breguet spring. Most impressive, when you take off the screw-down caseback, has to be the 18k gold, decorated rotor! Back to the outside of the, elegantly shaped, 36mm measuring watch. The crown is beautifully designed and features the 2 P’s. But most important about this watch is the dial. There are very few watches with a twice baked enamel dial! Patek really stepped up their game on this vintage dresswatch.

This rare Patek Philippe Calatrava from 1953 has a double baked enamel dial! Very rare and especially in a perfect condition like this. Both inside and outside are remarkably refined. Powered by our favourite automatic movement: 12-600 AT. Beautiful piece with full known history and accompanied with the extract of the archives. Collectible piece of art by the best of the best; reference 2526 in a nutshell.

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