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Exceptional Horological Works of Art

Geneva, Oct 19, 2002

LOT 139

Patek Philippe & Cie, Genève, No. 868628, case No. 2611720, Ref. 2499, third series, made circa 1960. Exceptional and extremely rare astronomic, 18K yellow gold gentle-man's wristwatch with round button chronograph, 30-minute register, perpetual calendar and moon phases, with unusual dial. Accompanied by the Extract from the Archives.

C. three-body, solid, polished, concave bezel, fluted lugs, sapphire crystal. D. matte silver with applied yellow gold bâton indexes, the 12 marked in Arabic numerals, auxiliary dials for the seconds, the 30-minute register, graduation for the days of the month, apertures for the days of the week, the months and the moon phases. Yellow gold "Dauphine" hands. M. Cal. 13 ''' CC, stamped with the Geneva Quality Hallmark, rhodium-plated, "fausses-côtes" decoration, 23 jewels, straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, 8 adjustments, Breguet balance-spring, micrometer regulator. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 38 mm.

CHF 1 - 1

EUR 1 - 1

Sold: CHF 311,500

Grading System
Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3 - 01


For a note concerning Ref. 2499, see lot 124.