Important Watches, Collector's Wristw...

Hotel Richemond, Geneva, Oct 13, 2001

LOT 422

Patek Philippe & Cie, Genève , No.868571, case No. 2611729, Ref. 2499, third series. Production of this reference started in 1951, sold in 1960.Very fine and very rare, astronomic, 18K yellow gold gentleman's wristwatch with round button chronograph, register, tachometer, perpetual calendar and moon phases, with an 18K gold Patek Philippe buckle.

CHF 180,000 - 240,000

USD 110,000 - 145,000

Sold: CHF 313,700

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

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Grading System
Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2 - 01


Ref. 2499Produced in 349 examples from 1951 to 1985, very few with a tachometer or telemeter scale, the majority in yellow gold, rarely in pink or white gold, and only three examples with sapphire crystal back.Two examples are known to date in platinum. One was sold by Antiquorum Geneva, on April 9, 1989, in the Art of Patek Philippe Auction, lot 34.Calibre 13 '''CC: - First series: from 1951 to circa 1960, square buttons, "Feuille" hands, applied Arabic numerals, fluted lugs. A similar watch is published in "Patek Philippe Wristwatches", by Martin Huber and Alan Banbery, Edition 1998, p. 304, and in "Collecting Patek Philippe Watches" by M. and O. Patrizzi, Guido Mondani Editore, Genova, 2000, p. 296 , pl. 476A. - Second series: square buttons, "Dauphine" hands, applied indexes, the 12 in Arabic numerals. - Third series: from 1960 to 1978, round buttons, crystal glass, "Dauphine" or "Feuille" hands, applied bâton indexes.Calibre 13 '''CCR: - Fourth series: from 1978 to circa 1985, becomes Ref. 2499/100, round buttons, sapphire crystal, "Dauphine" hands, applied bâton indexes.