An extremely fine and rare yellow gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moon phases and original certificate

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1982
    Reference No: 2499/100
    Movement No: 869'257
    Case No: 2'792'113
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Mechanical, 13'''130 Q, 23 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Brown Patek Philippe calf leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold Patek Philippe buckle
    Dimensions: 38 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe undated Certificate of Identity and Guarantee of Origin dated and Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with silvered dial and applied yellow gold numerals in 1982 and its subsequent sale on 8 November 1983.
    Literature: For another example of a reference 2499 fourth series, please see Patek Philippe Museum Patek Philippe Watches, Volume II, page 307.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The reference 2499 fourth series was introduced to the market in 1980 and was in production until 1985. The fourth series was an upgrade from the third series, featuring a sapphire crystal. Collectors agree that the fourth series is the last true vintage Patek perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch.

    Made in 1982, the present example is in excellent state of preservation with very crisp lugs, strong definition and very crisp hallmarks. Still retaining its original certificate, this 2499/100 is a superb example fits for the collectors of fine Patek Philippe wristwatches.

  • Maker Bio

    Patek Philippe

    Swiss • 1839

    Since its founding in 1839, this famous Geneva-based firm has been surprising its clientele with superbly crafted timepieces fitted with watchmaking's most prestigious complications. Traditional and conservative designs are found across Patek Philippe's watches made throughout their history — the utmost in understated elegance.

    Well-known for the Graves Supercomplication — a highly complicated pocket watch that was the world’s most complicated watch for 50 years — this family-owned brand has earned a reputation of excellence around the world. Patek's complicated vintage watches hold the highest number of world records for results achieved at auction compared with any other brand. For collectors, key models include the reference 1518, the world's first serially produced perpetual calendar chronograph, and its successor, the reference 2499. Other famous models include perpetual calendars such as the ref. 1526, ref. 3448 and 3450, chronographs such as the reference 130, 530 and 1463, as well as reference 1436 and 1563 split seconds chronographs. Patek is also well-known for their classically styled, time-only "Calatrava" dress watches, and the "Nautilus," an iconic luxury sports watch first introduced in 1976 as the reference 3700 that is still in production today.

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Ref. 2499/100
An extremely fine and rare yellow gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moon phases and original certificate

百達翡麗,極精細及罕有,18K黃金腕錶,配萬年曆、計時功能及月相顯示,型號2499/100,附證書,1982年製

1982
38 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$3,200,000 - 6,000,000 
€376,000-704,000
$400,000-750,000

sold for HK$3,560,000

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2016