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Hotel Richemond, Geneva, April 13, 2002

LOT 597

Patek Philippe & Cie, Genève, No. 869491, Ref. 2499, third series. Production of this reference started in 1951. Very fine and rare astronomic, 18K yellow gold gentleman's wristwatch with round button chronograph, register, perpetual calendar and moon phases, with an 18K gold Patek Philippe buckle. Accompanied by the Extract of the Archives.

C. three-body, solid, polished, concave bezel, fluted lugs. D. matte silver with applied yellow gold baton indexes, 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, lever escapement, monometallic balance, 8 adjustments, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, micrometer regulator. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 38 mm.

C. three-body, solid, polished, concave bezel, fluted lugs.
D. matte silver with applied yellow gold baton indexes, 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.

CHF 180,000 - 220,000

EUR 120,000 - 150,000 / USD 100,000 - 130,000

Sold: CHF 575,500


Grading System
Grade: Logo grading

Exceptional

Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Notes

Ref. 2499 Produced in 349 examples from 1951 to 1985, very few with tachometer, the majority in yellow gold, and some examples in pink or white gold. Caliber 13'''CC: - First series: from 1951 to circa 1960, square buttons, "Feuille" hands, applied Arabic numerals, fluted lugs. This watch is published in "Patek Philippe Wristwatches", by Martin Huber and Alan Banbery, 1998 Edition, p. 304. - 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. Caliber 13''' CCR: - Fourth series: From 1978 to circa 1985, becomes Ref. 2499/100, round buttons, sapphire crystal, "Dauphine hands", applied "Bâton" indexes. Very few examples were made with tachometer or telemeter scale and three pieces only with sapphire crystal back. For this series, models with the tachometer indication are extremely rare. A similar watch is published in "Patek Philippe Wristwatches", by Martin Huber and Alan Banbery, 1998 Edition, page 302 and in "Collecting Patek Philippe Watches" by M. and O. Patrizzi, Guido Mondani Editore, Genova, 2000 Edition, p. 296, pl. 476A. This reference was produced in: - yellow gold - pink gold - two examples only in platinum, of which one was sold by Antiquorum, in Geneva, on April 9, 1989, “The Art of Patek Philippe”, lot 34, for SFr. 418'000 (US$ 253,300).