Christie’s Sold Eric Clapton’s Patek Philippe for $3.6 Million USD.
“Slowhand,” fast fingers and priceless wrist adornment: Eric Clapton’s Patek Philippe Platinum perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with Moon Phases sold for US$3.6-M, setting a world record price for this reference at Christie’s Geneva Important Watch auction.
The reference 2499/100 timepiece with movement number 869’308, and case number 2’817’876, was manufactured in Y 1987.
The Calibre 13”’ mechanical movement was stamped twice with the Geneva seal.
The watch from the famed Guitarist and Songwriter, nicknamed “Slowhand” has 23 jewels, Silvered matte dial, applied Gold baton and square numerals, Gold dauphine hands, outer Arabic 5 minute divisions, windows for Day and Month, 3 subsidiary dials for constant seconds, 30 minutes register and Moon Phases with date, circular case, stepped down-turned lugs, snap on back.
Finally it has a Platinum Patek Philippe buckle, case, and a signed 37.5 mm. diameter dial and movement.