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This ultra-rare and the finest Patek Philippe watch impressively displays the perfect combination of elegant design, brilliant functions, mechanical complexity and the case proportions.
Historically, the Patek Philippe reference 2499 was launched back in year 1951, and remained in production for almost 35 years, during which a total of only 349 examples were produced. And, only just two examples were got specially cased in platinum, which were actually not intended for sale.
Out of two limited units, one now highlights the Patek Philippe museum in Geneva, and the other platinum-cased 2499 watch ended up in the hands of Eric Clapton. The watch before being acquired by Clapton was owned by Europe’s prominent collector Vintage Patek Philippe watches, who bought it when it was first offered on sale at the historical “The Art of Patek Philippe’ auction in Geneva, back in 1989.
UPDATE: Eric Clapton's Patek Philippe Ref.2499 platinum wristwatch was auctioned by Chrisite's for $3.6m.