On November 13, 2018 local time, Sotheby’s held a precious watch auction at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Geneva. A Patek Philippe Ref. 2499 ‘The Asprey’ watch (lot 220) was sold for 3,915,000 Swiss. Lang (equivalent to about 27 million yuan) dropped the hammer and became the Ref. 2499 watch with the highest auction price in history.
This watch was produced in 1952 and sold by Asprey in 1956. It belongs to the first generation of Ref. 2499. It is the only Ref. 2499 currently known with the London retailer label on the dial, and it is stored. good. The case is printed with the London logo and 1956 date letters, the inside of the case cover is engraved with the London import logo and the Asprey mark, and the back is decorated with the words ‘RC’ and ’25thMay1956′, but the specific meaning is unknown.
The watch’s last appearance dates back to November 2006, when it sold an astonishing 2.2 million Swiss francs at Sotheby’s, making it the first generation of Ref. 2499 gold with the highest auction price in history. Watch. Although it has appeared in the auction market for the second time, the interest and enthusiasm of the collectors for this watch is undiminished. (Photo / text watch home Xu Chaoyang)