Patek Philippe 2551J Automatic Disco Volante Calatrava Watch Circa 1957
This Patek Philippe 2551J "Disco Volante" automatic Calatrava is made in 18K yellow gold. The watch measures 36mm in diameter, powered with an 12-600 caliber automatic movement, #755005 / #2605323. The watch is further accompanied with an after market generic strap and buckle. This example has its original factory dial that is a pale gilt color that has a soft patina with visible signs of moisture damage.
Date & Paperwork:
The watch was made in 1957. The watch is further accompanied with an extract from the archives, confirming its date of manufacture and further. Additionally, the watch comes with a one year movement guarantee.
Initially introduced in 1954, the Patek Philippe reference 2551 is powered by the self-winding caliber 12-600AT. The reference was introduced in four case materials with the production discontinued in 1960. The present example from circa 1955 is a 1st series, with factory dial. The case was made by A. Wenger. It is believed that approximately 1,100 pieces were encased in its production span of 7 years. approximately 150 pieces per year.
Reference Number: 2551J
Year Manufactured: 1957
Case Diameter: 36mm
Case Thickness: 11mm