Filed under: Timepieces / Watches
The Patek Philippe Ref. 2499 is often regarded as one of the best watches in the world. This particular model was made in the early 1980s, but the 2499 watches entered production literally decades before in various model generations. Despite the popularity of these models, they are very rare, and very valuable. A Patek Philippe 2499 watch from the early 1960's recently sold for $1.7 at auction. Thus, I believe that Antiquorum's estimate of $250,000 - $350,000 is intentionally conservative. They like being able to say that a watch "beat estimate," so they set it up that way pretty often. This Patek Philippe 2499/100 watch will be at Antiquorum's auction on September 17th in New York City.
Ariel Adams publishes the luxury watch review site aBlogtoRead.com.