Patek Philippe - 1518J

Perpetual Calendar Chronograph 1518

Brand: Patek Philippe
Family: Grand Complications
Reference: 1518J
Name: Perpetual Calendar Chronograph 1518
Produced: 1941 - 1954
Limited: No

Case

Material: Yellow gold
Glass: Plexi
Back: Closed
Shape: Round
Diameter: 35.00 mm

Dial

Nickname: Cartier
Color: Silver
Indexes: Stick / Dot
Hands: Feuille

Description

The 1518 was Patek's first Perpetual Calendar Chronograph when introduced in 1941. While commonplace -though still a mean feat today, at the time it was nothing short of spectacular. In a case of just 35mm, Patek managed to squeeze in a hand-wound chronograph movement with small seconds, displaying also the day, date, month and moonphase. An icon. It was replaced by the 2499. The example featured here has a dial with Arabic numerals. It was produced in 1950 and later part of a Christie's auction.

Movement

Handwound chronograph movement with perpetual calendar based on a Valjoux ebauche.

Type:Handwound
Brand:Patek Philippe
Caliber:13'''130 Q
Display:Analog
Diameter:30.00 mm
Jewels:23
Reserve:42 h
Frequency:18000 bph
Time:Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds
Date:Date, Day, Month, Perpetual Calendar
Chronograph:Chronograph, Column wheel

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