Patek Philippe - 1518J Perpetual Calendar Chronograph 1518

Brand: Patek Philippe
Family: Grand Complications
Reference: 1518J
Name: Perpetual Calendar Chronograph 1518
Movement: Patek Philippe caliber 13'''130 Q
Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds | Date, Day, Month, Perpetual Calendar | Chronograph, Column wheel
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
Patek Philippe 1518J : Perpetual Calendar Chronograph 1518

Patek Philippe 1518J 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.