Eric Clapton Selling His Ultra-Rare Platinum Patek Philippe Ref 2499

Rock legend Eric Clapton is selling one of the finest of his watches, an ultra rare platinum-cased Patek Philippe (reference 2499/100P) Perpetual Calendar Chronograph. Watch fans — this is BIG, and let me tell you why: aside from the obvious fact that the watch is from the private collection of famous musician and Patek collector Eric Clapton, this Patek 2499 watch is one of only two ever made in platinum. Not only is it one of only two ever made, but Clapton’s Patek Philippe Ref. 2499 in platinum is the only one in private hands.

The other one? Sitting comfortably in the Patek Philippe museum in Geneva. That makes the sale of this watch on 12 November 2012, at the Four Seasons hotel in Geneva one of those rare moments of horological history in the making. This watch could fetch more than $4.25 million — via

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