Patek started manufacturing Reference 2499 in 1951 and produced approximately 10 pieces per year for more than 35 years. For most collectors, the importance and perceptible value of this model is its perfect case and dial layout, plus three complexities that even define certain references to Patek Philippe replica and even today: Perpetual calendar, moon phase indication and chronograph. Whenever 2499 is auctioned, its desirability is further proven, and it is always one of the most important items in all auctions. Although the reference has only 349 pieces, almost all are made of gold, because only about 10 pieces are made of rose gold and only two pieces are made of platinum.
The last two works were not actually for sale but were left to be produced in Patek to celebrate the production of this iconic work that took three and a half years. One of the two later-produced platinum models eventually left Patek Philippe at the historic 1989 Patek Philippe Art auction and was sold privately until eventually becoming a rock legend and serious watch collector Eric Carat Puton. It used to be and will definitely be preserved, only privately owned white metal 2499.
Calibre 89 Grand Complication Pocket Watch
The calibre 89 is the most complicated model manufactured by Patek Philippe. The manufacturer celebrated its 150th anniversary in 1989 and launched it. From the initial drawings and plans to the final product, this discount fake watches has undergone 9 years of development and manufacturing. Its four-level movement includes 33 complex functions, including perpetual calendar, sunset and sunrise and real-time display of stars, Westminster bells on four gongs, large and small clocks, alarm clock, thermometer and titanium for two minutes Tourbillon. The movement itself contains 1,728 hand-finished parts, 126 jewels and weighs 600 grams, which is unbelievable – yes, this is just the movement!
The little-known fact about caliber 89 is that there is not one iteration but there are actually four iterations, each iteration of platinum, gold and pink gold, and one platinum. Shown above is the golden version of Antiquorum sold in 2009 for nearly $5 million. This extraordinary piece is called a pocket watch, with a diameter of 88 mm, a thickness of 41 mm, and an overall weight. With a weight of 1100 grams (or 2.4 pounds), it is best to keep it at home and in a safe place without locking.
18K rose gold reference 15.27 million calendar
Reference 1527 is the most expensive watch in Patek Philippe’s auctions, but only when you look closely can you know exactly why it can be obtained at such a high price. First of all, there is a production time: between 1943 and 1944. This is not only the fact that the watch was produced during the Second World War, but this particular case can be used as a pioneer in the watchmaking industry. Since then, Patek Philippe has produced some of the most iconic watches. For the well-known Patek Philippe collector, this is a time machine: its slender and slightly curved lugs, dial layout, and super-large diameter of 37.6 mm are at least ten years earlier than other famous Patek Philippe. In addition,
This work was first publicly sold more than 20 years ago, when it was auctioned. It has been locked until auction at Christie’s in 2010. It requires archivists to make great efforts to further study the history of this work, because when it was first sold around 1990, people did not know much about it. Eventually, due to the file of Patek Philippe, it was revealed that this is a perpetual calendar reference 1527 case, so there are two complicated iterations in this model made by the manufacturer. The other model has no chronograph function and belongs to Charles Stern, which is the first owner of the Patek Philippe (Stern) family. The other is this unique 1527, which not only proved to be the most complicated one in this reference.
Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime is among the most complex watches ever. Powered by Patek Philippe Calibre 300 GS AL 36-750 QIS FUS IRM, a total of 1,366 works work in perfect harmony, allowing 20 complex functions to be designed. The method of displaying and adjusting 20 complex functions is not indicated by the usual pointer but by two complete dials. Therefore, the Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime has a rotatable case that allows the wearer to wear either side of the case towards him.
What makes the Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime 6300A-010 Only Watch 2019 version so special is that it is marked with “A”: Patek Philippe’s “A” stands for “acier” or stainless steel, making it the only stainless steel case Grandmaster chime ever .
Patek Philippe Annual Calendar 5035 vs. 5146
To help you rejuvenate, today we will compare two Patek Philippe calendars: ref. 5035 and ref. 5146.
Among Patek Philippe’s many watch complications, the annual calendar is one of the most popular watches of the brand. However, some people may be surprised that the complexity of its annual calendar is relatively young, only more than two decades (in contrast, the oldest perpetual calendar produced by Thomas Mudge in 1762). Patek Philippe (Patek Philippe) launched the world’s first annual calendar in 1996. 5035, then add the reference number. 5146 launched in 2005. The following are two Patek Philippe annual calendar watches: 5035 and 5146.
But first, what is the annual calendar?
Calendar watches come in many forms. For example, there are simple date watches and slightly more complicated date and date watches. Then there is a complex calendar that can indicate the day of the week, date, month, and moon phase. Among them, there are perpetual calendars and annual calendar watches.
The perpetual calendar watch will automatically adjust to indicate the date (almost) permanently, because complexity is also the reason for the leap year. However, in 2100, the scheduled is year is skipped, so even the perpetual calendar needs manual adjustment-but then none of us were alive, so we don’t have to worry!
On the other hand, the annual calendar needs to be revised every year. The annual calendar can distinguish between 30-day and 31-day months, but not February. February can be 28 days (normal year) or 29 days (a year). Therefore, from February to March every year, the wearer must manually adjust the calendar to continue the correct route.
Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Ref. 5035
As mentioned earlier, the first-generation Patek Philippe anniversary calendar reference. 5035 debuted in 1996. Patek Philippe 5035 is available in gold, rose gold, white gold and platinum, with a 37 mm round case and a smooth stepped bezel. Unsurprisingly, these Patek Philippe wearable watches have an elegant leather strap.
The dial of the annual calendar 5035 (available in black, white, silver, or in rare cases blue or salmon) can provide a lot of information. In the center is a luminous leaf-shaped pointer, sweeping around the dial, pointing to luminous Roman numerals. Then there are three sets of small dials indicating the month, 24-hour clock and date. Finally, there is a discreet date window at 6 o’clock.
Like most modern Patek Philippe watches, the back of the watch is equipped with sapphire crystal, which can clearly see the inside of the movement. In this case, the engine is an automatic 315/198 movement, providing users with a power reserve of approximately 40-45 hours.
Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Ref. 5146
In 2005, Patek Philippe replaced the ref. 5035, with annual calendar reference. 5146. In the second-generation (and current) annual calendar, Patek Philippe brought many changes.
First of all, the size of the case is increased to 39 mm-more in line with the market demand for large-size men’s replica watches. Similarly, 5146 offers gold, white gold, rose gold and platinum. However, in addition to the leather strap option, Patek Philippe now offers all three gold versions as well as a complete gold chain bracelet.
In addition to design changes, the annual calendar is referenced. The 5146 can also provide more displays on the dial. In addition to time, date, date and month, the current Patek Philippe Almanac model also has a moon phase display (abandoning the 24-hour sub-dial) and power reserve indicator. Earlier Roman numerals of earlier models were replaced by a mixture of Arabic and faceted indexes, and were accompanied by a small number of lustrous figures on the external railway minute track. In contrast, the platinum version only has a faceted index, and its hour markers have no numbers at all.
In terms of movement, the earlier annual calendar is referenced. The 315/299 movement of the 5146 watch runs at a rate of 21,600 beats per hour. Later, it was replaced by the current Calibre 324 S IRM QA LU, which can run 28,800 times per hour. The 5146 watch is also equipped with a sapphire bottom cover, and the updated case of the movement provides users with a power reserve of about 45 hours.
No matter which version of the Patek Philippe calendar you choose, these watches represent an important milestone in the brand’s long history. We do not often see new inventions in the field of modern timepieces. These complex and exquisite timepieces from Patek clearly show that you are never too old to innovate.
PATEK PHILIPPE ANNUAL CALENDAR 5146R-001 18K ROSE GOLD
Case diameter: 39 mm
Mechanical self-winding movement
Caliber 324 S IRM QA LU
Day and month by hands, date in an aperture
Power reserve indicator
Sweep seconds hand
Cream dial, gold applied hour markers and numerals
Sapphire-crystal case back
Water resistant to 30 m