Patek Philippe - 2499J Series 3 Perpetual Calendar Chronograph 2499

Brand: Patek Philippe
Family: Grand Complications
Reference: 2499J Series 3
Name: Perpetual Calendar Chronograph 2499
Movement: Patek Philippe caliber 13'''130 Q
Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds | Date, Day, Month, Perpetual Calendar | Chronograph, Column wheel
Produced: 1960 - 1978
Limited: No

Case

Material: Yellow Gold
Glass: Plexi
Back: Closed
Shape: Round
Diameter: 37.60 mm

Dial

Nickname: Cartier
Color: Silver
Indexes: Stick / Dot
Hands: Feuille
Patek Philippe 2499J Series 3 : Perpetual Calendar Chronograph 2499

Patek Philippe 2499J Series 3 description

A grail watch for many, the 2499 is often seen as one of Patek's finest. Featuring a chronograph and perpetual calendar in a case much sturdier than its predecessor 1518, the 2499 is an icon among icons.

There are generally four versions of the 2499 to be distinguished:

- first series: square chronograph buttons, applied Arabic numerals and
tachymeter scale (1951-1955)
- second series: round chronograph buttons, either applied baton or applied
Arabic numerals and tachymeter scale (1955-1960)
- third series: round chronograph buttons, applied baton numerals and outer
seconds divisions in 5' increments, such as the watch pictured (1960-1978)
-fourth series: round chronograph buttons, applied baton numerals, outer
seconds divisions and sapphire crystal (1978-1985)

The present example, as sold by Christie's, furthermore has a Cartier-signed dial.