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Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, April 18, 1998

LOT 34

Patek Philippe & Cie, Geneve, No. 869336, case No. 2632529, Ref. 2499, 3rd series, circa 1966. Very fine and rare astronomic, 18K yellow gold gentleman's wristwatch with round button chronograph, register, perpetual calendar and moon phases.

C. massive, polished, concave bezel, outer back engraved with a coat of arms and dedication: "Deeds not words" A.I. Mc.M. 1966, fluted lugs. D. 18K gold matt silver plated with applied gold indexes + auxiliary seconds and 30 minutes register dials, graduation for the clays of the month, apertures for the clays of the week, the months and the Inflations. "Feuille" gold hands. M. 13"' Q Geneva Quality Hall Mark, rhodiumecl, "fausses cotes" decoration, 23 jewels, lever escapement, monometallic balance, 8 adjustments, self-compensating Breguet balancespring, micrometer regulator. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 37 mm.

C. massive, polished, concave bezel, outer back engraved with a coat of arms and dedication: "Deeds not words" A.I. Mc.M. 1966, fluted lugs.

CHF 120,000 - 140,000

Sold: CHF 135,500


Grading System
Grade: A

Good

Case: 1-14

As new

Damaged

Movement: *1

As new

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 4-6-51

Fair

Slightly oxidized

Partially reprinted


Notes

Ref. 2499 Produced in 349 examples from 1950 to 1985, among them very few with tachometer, in yellow, pink and white gold, in the 4th series, two examples in platinum. - First series from 1950 to 1960 circa, square buttons, "Feuille" hands, applied Arabic uumerals, fluted lugs. - Second series square buttons, "Dauphine" hands, applied indexes, the 12 in Arabic numerals. - Third series from 1960 to 1978, round buttons, crystal glass, applied "baton" indexes, "Dauphine" or "Feuille" hands. - Fourth series from 1978 to 1985, becomes Ref. 2499/100, round buttons, sapphire crystal, applied "baton" indexes, "Dauphine" hands, very few examples were made with tachometer or telemeter scale, and three pieces only with sapphire crystal back. A similar watch is published Collezionare Orologi Patch Philippe by M. and O. Patrizzi, Mondani Editore, Genova, p. 246.