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Patek Philippe
A HIGHLY IMPORTANT AND RARE YELLOW GOLD PERPETUAL CALENDAR CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH REGISTER AND MOON-PHASES REF 2499 MVT 869359 CASE 2637700 MADE IN 1968
LOT SOLD. 353,000 USD (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)
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312

PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

Patek Philippe
A HIGHLY IMPORTANT AND RARE YELLOW GOLD PERPETUAL CALENDAR CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH REGISTER AND MOON-PHASES REF 2499 MVT 869359 CASE 2637700 MADE IN 1968
LOT SOLD. 353,000 USD (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Patek Philippe
A HIGHLY IMPORTANT AND RARE YELLOW GOLD PERPETUAL CALENDAR CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH REGISTER AND MOON-PHASES REF 2499 MVT 869359 CASE 2637700 MADE IN 1968
• cal. 13''' manual winding movement stamped with the seal of Geneva, 23 jewels, mono-metallic compensation balance, 8 adjustments • silvered dial, applied faceted yellow gold indexes, subsidiary dials for the constant seconds and 30-minute register, aperture for moon-phases combined with date, apertures for day and month, outer seconds tracking • 18k yellow gold case, concave bezel, fluted lugs, round chronograph pushers, snap on case back • case, dial and movement signed • with an 18k yellow gold Patek Philippe buckle
diameter 37 mm, thickness 14 mm
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Catalogue Note

With an Extract from the Archives confirming sale on June 27th, 1968.

Produced from 1950 until 1985, Ref. 2499 is recognized as one of the most important wristwatches made by Patek Philippe. The successor to Ref. 1518 and the predecessor to Ref. 3970, Ref. 2499 holds a distinguished place among the firm's exceptional perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatches. With only 349 pieces made in total, or an average of only nine pieces per year, it is an extremely rare piece and one that was made with the utmost attention paid to each detail.

Ref. 2499 underwent four major evolutions over its 35-year production run. The first was distinguished by its square chronograph pushers and, with a tachometer scale. The second series introduced round chronograph pushers.

The third series, to which the present example belongs, was produced from 1960 until 1978. It is distinguished by its simple dial design, having dropped the tachometer scale. Examples made after 1978 belong to the fourth series of the reference, and are referred to as Ref. 2499/100 and continued the use of a tachometer.

Ref. 2499 is illustrated, along with explanations of the perpetual calendar and chronograph functions, in Huber, M., and Banbery, A., Patek Philippe Wristwatches, Vol. II, Second Edition, pp. 298-302.

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