Patek Philippe. A Rare Pink Gold Wristwatch with Stepped Case and Lugs
Case No: 260xxxx
Movement No: 751xxx
Cal. 10-200 mechanical movement stamped twice with the Geneva Seal, 18 jewels, silvered matte dial, applied elongated baton numerals, outer beady minute divisions, subsidiary dial for constant seconds, circular water-resistant case, stepped case and lugs, screw back, case, dial, and movement signed
Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives
In 1952 Patek Philippe introduced the reference 2525, and production lasted approximately ten years. The model housed either the caliber 10-200, such as the present example, or the caliber 12-400. The caliber 10-200 was developed in 1946, and used for over twenty years. It was used in cases of all shapes (round, square, rectangular) and the cases or lugs were often of a charismatic or unusual design.
The reference 2525-1 was mostly produced in yellow gold, with some examples cased in pink gold, such as the present watch. With a stepped bezel and lugs, the 2525-1 is refined and elegant, yet offers something a little different than the standard “Calatrava” case design. The present example is in excellent condition, with visible hallmarks on the side of the lugs and a crisp case.