My father always liked brand new watches. This Patek Philippe Ref 1526 was his first 2nd hand barely worn piece from his close friend. I remembered he always told the story of how his friend got the 1526 as a gift but he’d rather prefer to have a Rolex. S
I was wearing a Patek 1526 during the Fall and Winter while working in New York City. That particular watch had been built in 1949. I noticed the crystal fogging up when I would walk off the cold street into the place where I was working (which was warm).
For over 175 years Patek Philippe have enjoyed a status that certainly very few can share at the top table of haute horology. What make Patek Philippe so great? I get asked this all the time. The answer is relatively simple- consistency. Patek’s reputatio
Both appeared at the same Geneva auction a few years ago. 3rd - RG or WG 2 button 2523 WT with cloisonné map, whichever is more mint. I love WTs and this is the ultimate for me. 4th - 2499 RG 3rd series, the super mint one coming up next month for auction
Thanks for taking the time to write your thoughts on this matter. This is a wide subject and I was more particularly emphasizing the fact that (like in any other fileds, and not only aesthetical ones) the more we talk and focus on a few actors and the mor
I think that more people are used to seeing 3940 and 5140's models compared with pictures of the 1526. Hence, people tend to prefer the newer references because they are thinner, thus the true Patek QP. Knowing that he 1526 had more "normal" proportions,
More precisely, I think that the minute ring and date display is not like the 1591 but more like the 2497 for instance (open and not circled). The hands have indeed been used in the 1591 you're refering to (1944) but also in the 1463 (1940 to at least 196
I love the 1526 reference and this is to me a very important and now emblematic PC form the brand. From this reference unveiled in 1941 to the 1591, 2497, 3448, 3450 etc until 1984, the Patek Philippe PC was a standard proportion of a thicker watch. It is