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PATEK PHILIPPE. A VERY RARE 18K GOLD PERPETUAL CALENDAR CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES
PATEK PHILIPPE. A VERY RARE 18K GOLD PERPETUAL CALENDAR CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES
PATEK PHILIPPE. A VERY RARE 18K GOLD PERPETUAL CALENDAR CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES
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PATEK PHILIPPE. A VERY RARE 18K GOLD PERPETUAL CALENDAR CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES
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Lot incorporates material from endangered species … Read more PATEK PHILIPPEPERPETUAL CALENDAR CHRONOGRAPH REF. 2499 3RD SERIESPROPERTY FROM THE TITANIUM COLLECTION
PATEK PHILIPPE. A VERY RARE 18K GOLD PERPETUAL CALENDAR CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES

SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, REF. 2499 3RD SERIES, MOVEMENT NO. 869'472, CASE NO. 2'700'418, MANUFACTURED IN 1976

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PATEK PHILIPPE. A VERY RARE 18K GOLD PERPETUAL CALENDAR CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES
SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, REF. 2499 3RD SERIES, MOVEMENT NO. 869'472, CASE NO. 2'700'418, MANUFACTURED IN 1976
Movement: Cal. 13''', manual, stamped with the Geneva seal, 23 jewels, signed
Dial: Signed
Case: Snap on back, 37.6 mm. diam., signed
With: 18k gold Patek Philippe buckle, Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1976 and its subsequent sale on 2 June 1976
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Lot incorporates material from endangered species that is not for sale and is shown for display purposes only. The endangered species strap shown with the Lot is for display purposes only and is not for sale.Upon sale, the watch will not be supplied to a buyer outside Hong Kong with any watch strap.

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Lot Essay

A treasured possession of the present owner for almost a decade, the present reference 2499 is a very fine and extremely attractive example from the third series, providing collectors with the increasingly rare opportunity to acquire one of the most desired of all Patek Philippe watches.

Always treated with respect and care, the present watch displays good case proportions and well-defined fluting to the lugs, the clearly visible hallmarks are evidence of sensible polishing over the last 44 years. Similarly, the dial has undergone only ever so gentle cleaning, displaying full signature and scales.

To many watch collectors, the Patek Philippe reference 2499 is the most perfect vintage wristwatch ever created. With ideal proportions and unmatched dial design, few watches are surrounded by such mythical appeal; an absolute must for the discerning collector.

Reference 2499
Introduced in 1951, it replaced the legendary reference 1518, the world's first perpetual calendar wristwatch with chronograph made in series. The 2499 remained in production until 1985, over the entire production run of nearly 35 years a total of only 349 examples were ever made.
The 2499 incorporates an exceptional combination of complications: perpetual calendar, chronograph and moon phases.

Throughout this reference's history the features of the dial and case underwent four transformations:

- first series: square chronograph buttons, applied Arabic numerals and tachymetre scale
- second series, round chronograph buttons, either applied baton or applied Arabic numerals and tachymetre scale
- third series: round chronograph buttons, applied baton numerals and outer seconds divisions
- fourth series: round chronograph buttons, applied baton numerals, outer seconds divisions and sapphire crystal

Reference 2499 is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, second edition, pp. 302 & 304, and in Patek Philippe Museum - Patek Philippe Watches, Volume II, pp. 306-307.

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