Found: One Of The Rarest Self-Winding Watches In The World, For Sale (What Is The Patek 2585?)

Found: One Of The Rarest Self-Winding Watches In The World, For Sale (What Is The Patek 2585?)

Yup, the reference 2585 dates to 1958 and it is the solitary vintage prepare self-winding watch from Patek to house the wonderful type 12”’600. This type is probably the best achievement – its first automatic as seen in quite a while of the 2526 – and it has a few extraordinary attributes. The finishing on the 12”’600 is superb, with a shocking motor turned rotor made of 18k gold. Keep in mind, there was nothing of the sort as sapphire case backs, so few owners of the 12”’600 would at any point see this detail, making it even more uncommon that it is there!

This type likewise included a Gyromax balance and was stamped twice with the Geneva seal. Viably, this was the most pleasant self-winding development on the planet for quite a while, and this example of the reference 2585 is the solitary watch to include it in impeccable steel.

The steel case includes a screwback and long, down-turned carries, giving the watch an athletic feel. The dial is of indisputably the highest quality and generally speaking the watch stays in dazzling condition. This specific example of the 2585 is published in John Goldberger’s hardened steel Patek Philippe book (a HODINKEE top choice) and last sold in 2005 for $85,000 .

While unsubstantiated bits of gossip say there were three 2585’s made, this remaining parts the lone example to be seen anywhere. It probably could be unique, and that, in addition to the way that houses one of the best self-winding developments, make this a flat out executioner. Truth be told, it very well may be the sleeper of the deal. Phillips has the gauge of the Patek Philippe steel 2585 at 80,000 to 120,000 CHF and you can peruse more about it here .

Editor’s Note: Whoever winds up with this watch, kindly let me know. I’d prefer to get you a beverage for appreciating exactly how unique it is. Oh, thus that if/when you at any point become weary of it, I’ll be preferred choice to purchase it.