Exceptional example of 18k yellow gold Patek Philippe third series ref. 2499, manufactured in 1972. The present specimen stands out for its amazing condition: the case is unpolished, preserving its wonderful original shape and the dial is absolutely untouched. Furthermore, it is the only example of 2499 third series to feature the iconic Italian retailer’s signature “Gobbi” on the dial. The present watch represents a “holy grail” for any collector of important vintage watches.
Reference 2499 was the successor to the legendary reference 1518, the world’s first perpetual calendar wristwatch with chronograph to be produced in series. The first examples of the 2499 were produced in 1950, overlapping the production of the 1518 for 4 years. Reference 2499 was produced from 1950 until 1985 accounting for a total of only 349 examples.
Read more about the beautiful history of Patek Philippe ref. 2499 at “The Onlyvintage Magazine”
Case n.: 2700xxx
Mov. n.: 869xxx
Cal.: manual , Cal 13”
Box & Papers: Patek Extract from the Archives
Manufactured in: 1972
Price: on request