September 21, 2006
“Building upon the momentum of a record first half of 2006, Christie’s international watch department is pleased to announce the opening sale of the fall season to take place in New York on October 12. The season commences with a selection of rare watches, including two historically important pieces from Patek Philippe, each appearing for the first time on the market.
…Leading the sale is an extremely rare, unique Patek Philippe reference 1491 chronograph (estimate: $200,000-400,000), a watch that in all aspects is unparalleled.
…Also of historical importance is the Patek Philippe reference 2499 from the Estate of H. Lee Turner, an exceptionally rare example of Patek Philippeâ€™s perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch (estimate: $250,000-300,000).”