13 November 2001
A FINE AND EXCEPTIONALLY RARE 18K GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH CHRONOGRAPH, PERPETUAL CALENDAR AND MOONPHASE
Patek Philippe, Ref:2499 First Series, No. 868344, 1952, sold on 15 Febuary 1956.
13 CC, rhodium finished 23-jewel lever movement adjusted to eight positions with bimetallic cut compensation balance and swan-neck micrometer adjustment to the regulator, matt silvered dial with applied gold Arabic numerals, gold Feuille hands, subsidiary constant seconds, minute recording dial, date dial, day, month and moonphase apertures, outer timing scales, circular case with snap on back (ref:2499, no. 687760), concave bezel and down turned stepped lugs, maker's strap and 18ct gold buckle, movement, dial and case signed.
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For an example of this reference see, Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, Patek Philippe, Geneve, 1998, second edition, p. 304, fig. 460a.
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