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History of the Omega Seamaster Replica Perpetual Calendar Chronograph

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First Series 1950 to mid 1950s

The most valuable series of 2499 features Arabic markers, a tachymeter scale and rectangular pushers. What is the most valuable 2499 in the world? Based on the amount it achieved at auction it would be this first series 2499 double signature watch, the only one known in existence to feature an Asprey signature which sold for USD 3,879,843 at Sotheby’s GE1804 ‘ASPREY’ auction.

Lot 220 Omega Seamaster Fake ref. 2499 retailed by Asprey; yellow gold perpetual calendar chronograph with moon phase, made in 1952.

One-of-a-Kind Asprey-Signed Ref. 2499

Second Series 1955 to 1960s

The second most Rolex Replica Watches valuable series of 2499 features Arabic or baton markers for the hours, a tachymeter scale and round pushers. The second series watches could also be double signature watches, check out this incredible 2499 second series with Tiffany stamped dial on a bracelet here chronicled by our friend SJX.

Ref. 2499 in pink gold, second series

Third Series 1960-1978

This series is the most common Rolex DateJust Replica and does not have a tachymeter, uses baton markers for the hours, round pushers but retains the acrylic crystal of its predecessors.

Ref. 2499 in rose gold, third series

Fourth Series 1978-1986

This series is similar to the third series but now features a sapphire crystal. In 1985 just before the end of the production run the Stern family commissioned two platinum watches to be made. One was kept in the Omega Seamaster Replica collection while the other was auctioned as part of the celebrations for the brand’s 150th anniversary. That watch ended up in the hands of renowned Patek collector Eric Clapton before surfacing at auction at Christie’s thanks to Aurel Bacs and in 2012 achieved US$3.63 million including buyer’s premium.