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Patek Philippe’s Ref.2526 Watch Sells for $642,500 at Auction

Patek Philippe's Ref.2526 Watch Sells for $642,500 at Auction

Philippe Patek is known for breaking boundaries in watchmaking and this Tiffany-signed Ref. 2526 watch is no different. Put up for sale via Heritage auctions, the wrist piece sold for a record-breaking $642,500.

Reportedly in a “fresh-to-market” condition, the Platinum Ref. 2526 was one of five known examples to feature an enameled dial. As seen above, the watch features a rounded bezel, concave lugs, an original platinum double “P” crown in addition to an engraved case back alongside a matching platinum bracelet.

The style of auction also marked a first for the house, opting for a live and online listing that lasted over a month. While bidding originally began at $300,000, the final sale price was just over double, making it the most expensive Ref. 2526 to date.

Have a closer look at the watch in the gallery above and make sure to round off your thoughts in the comments below.

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Candice Nembhard is a writer and journalist based in Berlin.