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Patek Philippe

'4th Series', Ref. 2499/100, Yellow gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch Made in 1982 | 百達翡麗 | 2499/100型號「4th Series」黃金萬年曆計時腕錶,1982年製

VAT applies to hammer price and buyer's premium

Estimate:

400,000 - 600,000 CHF

Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe

'4th Series', Ref. 2499/100, Yellow gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch Made in 1982 | 百達翡麗 | 2499/100型號「4th Series」黃金萬年曆計時腕錶,1982年製

'4th Series', Ref. 2499/100, Yellow gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch Made in 1982 | 百達翡麗 | 2499/100型號「4th Series」黃金萬年曆計時腕錶,1982年製

Estimate:

400,000 - 600,000 CHF

Lot sold:

540,300

CHF

Patek Philippe


'4th Series', Ref. 2499/100

Yellow gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch 

Made in 1982


Dial: silvered

Calibre: cal. 13-130 manual winding, 23 jewels

Movement number: 869'252

Case: 18k yellow gold, snap-on back

Case number: 2'792'108 

Closure: 18k yellow gold Patek Philippe folding clasp  

Dimensions: 37.5 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Box: no

Papers: no  

Accessories: Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming the date of sale on May 7th, 1983

MVT: is running at the time of cataloguing, the chronograph working and the calendar advancing.

CASE: in attractive condition still retaining beautiful proportions and with visible hallmark on the underside of the lug. There are some fine scuffs, scratches and pinhead dings visible when very closely examining the case and the watch may have received a light polish at some point in time.

DIAL: in very good and attractive condition. There are some fine surface blemishes visible when closely examining the dial.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."


**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

Produced from 1950 until 1985, the reference 2499 is recognized as one of the most important wristwatches made by Patek Philippe. The successor to reference 1518 and the predecessor to reference 3970, the 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.

The reference underwent four major evolutions during its 35-year production run. Square chronograph pushers and a tachometer scale distinguish the first series, produced between 1950 and 1960. The second series, produced between 1955-1964, introduces round chronograph pushers. A simple dial design designates the third series, which Patek produced from 1960 to 1978, and a sapphire crystal demarcates the fourth series, so called the 2499/100. The present lot represents the fourth series, which was produced between 1978 and 1985.