So what makes this 1518 worthy of an eight-figure price tag? Made in 1941, the Patek Philippe 1518 was the very first watch to combine a perpetual calendar and a chronograph function in one watch. Furthermore, with a stainless steel case, this particular example is the rarest of an already rare timepiece. Only 281 1518s were ever made, the majority of which were yellow gold and rose gold — but Patek only ever made four 1581s in steel.
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