The Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Ref. 2499 replica watches, third series, cased in pink gold is one of 6 examples known and first appeared at auction twelve years ago, where the watch sold for a staggering 965,000 Swiss Francs.
This perpetual calendar chronograph was the successor of the Reference 1518, the world’s very first perpetual calendar. Patek Philippe introduced it in 1950 and kept it in the collection for 35 years. Despite this, it remains a very rare watch as in most years less than ten were made. The total production for Reference 2499 was there for only 349 watches. They are benchmarks in the industry, and that goes especially for the mens fake Patek Philippe Grand complicationes watch Reference 2499. In the world of vintage watches, Patek Philippe’s chronographs with perpetual calendars occupy a category of their own. Perhaps more than any other type of watch, they represent what the brand stands for.
There are in total six known third series cased in pink gold, and the present watch is the second earliest known. This watch is considered one of the best. It is possibly unique because the dial is the so-called ‘fat’ dial, where there is no indentation to complete the circle in the moon phase aperture. The lugs are very sharp and fluted to the highest degree, and there is a hallmark on the band at 10 o’clock. The hallmark itself is very faintly punched into the case, which scholars and the market now know, that all pink gold 3rd series are hallmarked in exactly the same way. The dial is beautifully raised with hard enamel, and has a very rich warm ivory tone. In superb, unspoiled and original condition, this 2499 pink competes at every level and must be considered one of the most beautiful watches manufactured by the firm.The present watch is unpolished, and is in sensational condition. The
case is overall extraordinarily crisp and in very original condition. Its proportions remain sharp and full, and it is evident that there is no polishing throughout.
Today, reference 2499 is one of the most sought-after vintage Patek Philippe copy wristwatches of all time. First introduced in 1950, the reference was only made in a total of 349 pieces.