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Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare 18K gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with phases of the moon
PROPERTY OF A DESCENDANT FROM THE ORIGINAL OWNER
Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare 18K gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with phases of the moon

SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, MOVEMENT NO. 868'597, CASE NO. 696'509, REF. 2499, MANUFACTURED IN 1957

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Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare 18K gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with phases of the moon
Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, movement no. 868'597, case no. 696'509, ref. 2499, manufactured in 1957
Cal. 13''', with nickel-finished lever movement, 23 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, adjusted to eight positions, movement stamped twice with Geneva seal, the silvered matt dial with applied baton numerals, gold dauphine hands, outer tachometer scale, two windows for day and month, three subsidiary dials indicating contant seconds, 30 minutes register and phases of the moon combined with date, in circular case with stepped downturned lugs, snap on back, together with an 18K gold Patek Philippe buckle, case, dial and movement signed
38 mm. diam.

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Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming the production of the present watch in 1957 and its subsequent sale on 23 April 1958. Furthermore delivered with a detached 18K gold Gübelin fishbone bracelet.

Production of reference 2499 spans over a period of more than three decades and collectors divide it into four series.

The present watch is from the second series, with round chronograph buttons, applied baton numerals and tachometer scale, widely acknowledged as one of the most charismatic and thought after versions. The desireability of this watch is further enhanced by the fact that it has never been offered at auction before and comes directly from a descendant of the original owner.
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