The Patek Philippe reference 2497 was once comprised of 1951 till 1963. Best 179 2497s were made, and of the ones, Best approximately 20 are known to have been made in rose gold–and of the ones lower than 1/2 have gave the impression back in the marketplace. It is without doubt one of the such a lot rare and collectable Patek wristwatches of all time. So rare, it’s almost overwhelming for the collector to behold. Moreover, this is without doubt one of the uber-rare Wenger made cases–measuring a somewhat massive 37mm diameter by 13.2mm thick–a whole millimeter larger than the Vichet made cases. Within case back shows Key ‘1’ designating Wenger production.This watch includes a one hundred% original mint+ condition case and the more desirable original untouched 1st series silver indelible dial with applied rose gold Arabic numerals and dot markers. The print is untouched hard enamel. Apertures for day and month, moonphase display at 6 o’clock with date scale around it, and minutes and seconds chapter at dial periphery. Gorgeous original rose gold feuille hands and the rare and sweet blued center seconds hand.The middle seconds complication debuted in this model and was once now not again seen on a perpetual till the famed reference 5050. The 2497 is a model is particularly revered by collectors.Featuring an original mint manual winding Patek Philippe Caliber 27 SC Q with 18 jewels and balance adjusted to warmth, cold, isochronism and in 5 positions. Movement is pristine and running inside 4-seconds per thirty days. That is a terrific watch. In rose gold, this can be a watch to behold and cherish, as you’re holding on your hands one of the vital nicest Patek Philippe wristwatches ever produced!