The Patek Philippe Ref. 2499
Introduced in 1951, the Patek Philippe 2499 thoroughly merits its status as one of the most significant watches ever made. The 2499 is the direct successor to the famous 1518, which was the world's first wristwatch to combine a perpetual calendar with a chronograph in serial production. The complexity of the perpetual calendar is rooted in the innovative manufacturer's history.Over the last ten years, only seven 2499 watches from the second series have gone under the hammer at major auction houses. Around three to five further watches have been sold through other channels.
The company, which was founded by Polish Adligen Antoine Norbert Graf de Patek and watchmaker François Czapek in 1839, built the very first perpetual calendar in 1925. All of the above reasons make the Patek Philippe 2499 a collector's watch of the highest quality, a unique piece, and a game-changer for the watchmaking industry.
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