A piece of gold case fake Patek Philippe Grand Complications Ref.2499 Perpetual Calendar chronograph timepiece printed with Asprey of England was sold on the Sotheby’s auction on November 13. It was auctioned with a shocking price of 3,915,000 Swiss Francs, refreshing the record of the rare Ref.2499 of Patek Philippe.
The precious Ref.2499 was released in 1950 while it had been suspended in 1985 and only 349 pieces were manufactured, which doesn’t prevent it from being the representative work of Patek Philippe. The white dial copy Patek Philippe was the only model with the stamp of Asprey that had been discovered so far. Asprey is a UK luxury distributor and has been an official supplier of British Royal for more than 200 years.
The stamp of Asprey has been set at 6 o’clock and as the heart of 37 mm knockoff watch, the calibre 13130 has been equipped with three complicated functions including chronograph, perpetual calendar and moon phase.