Patek Philippe 2552 Calatrava 2552 TIFFANY & CO 'DISCO VOLANTE' 18K Yellow / Bracelet (27491)

27491 Patek Philippe 2552 Calatrava 'DISCO VOLANTE' co branded with Tiffany & Co, one of four known 2552 Tiffany & Co, 18k yellow gold stepped case is in excellent original condition, accompanied on a mesh 18K C+B Tiffany & Co stamped bracelet (fits 6.5in wrist), the watch comes with an additional strap and Patek Philippe yellow gold tang buckle, automatic Patek Philippe caliber 12-600 AT movement, small seconds at 6 o'clock, the original silver dial has developed a very warm "sun kissed" patina giving the watch a very charming look, the dial has no major flaws and is the only 2552 known with a Tiffany & Co signature on top of the Patek Philippe signature, applied yellow gold indexes, iconic PP crown, circa 1955, diameter: 36mm, thickness: 10.3mm, Excellent Condition for an important and unique watch with archive certificate confirming the date of sale in September 1955 and Tiffany Co coffin box.

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This is a vintage c. 1950's 18k yellow gold Patek Philippe Calatrava "DISCO VOLANTE" 2552. It has an alligator leather strap with an 18K yellow gold buckle, the original rare recessed "Double-P" winding crown, and a low-domed acrylic crystal. There is a screw-down solid case back, inside of which is engraved "Patek Philippe – Geneve," the reference number, and gold hallmarks. The 36mm diameter solid two-body case, downturned lugs, and stepped bezel are polished and brushed. The silver dial has applied gold faceted baton hour markers. The Dauphine hands are gold, and there is a perimeter dot minute track. There is a constant seconds subsidiary dial at the 6 o'clock position, and the 10.3mm thick case, dial, and movement are all signed.

This Patek Philippe Calatrava "DISCO VOLANTE" 2552 has a mechanical automatic self-winding Patek Philippe caliber 12-600 AT movement, that's stamped with the seal of Geneva quality mark, and the Patek Philippe seal as well. It's rhodium-plated with fausses cotes decoration, and it's constructed with 30 jewels, a shock absorber mechanism, and a straight- line lever escapement. It has a Gyromax balance that's adjusted for heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions. It includes a self-compensating Breguet balance spring, a swan-neck micrometer regulator, and an 18k gold rotor with engine turned engraving that winds in either direction for the ultimate efficiency. The mechanism oscillates at a frequency of 19,800 vph

This Patek Philippe Calatrava "DISCO VOLANTE" 2552 was affectionately named the "Disco Volante" or Flying Saucer because it resembled the reports of UFO sightings in the 1950's with its large round, flat shape and stepped bezel.