Patek Philippe - 2499J Series 3

Perpetual Calendar Chronograph 2499

Brand: Patek Philippe
Family: Grand Complications
Reference: 2499J Series 3
Name: Perpetual Calendar Chronograph 2499
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
2499J Series 3 : Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chronograph 2499

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.

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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