The Story Of John Lennon’s UK AAA Quality Replica Patek Philippe 2499 With Jay Fielden

Our guest today is editor and writer Jay Fielden. Jay is a media industry vet, having spent time at The New Yorker, Vogue, and Men’s Vogue before becoming editor-in-chief of Town & Country. From there, he took the same position at Esquire from 2016 to 2019. He’s also contributed to Hodinkee a few times over the years.

We invited Jay on to talk more about his recent excellent piece, “The Strange Journey of John Lennon’s Stolen perfect replica Patek Philippe Watch,” which appeared in the June 24 issue of The New Yorker.

It’s the most detailed account yet of the “Lennon 2499” that has remained mostly a mystery for decades. He traces the story, talks to the people, and even uncovers some never-before-published photos of the luxury fake Patek Philippe UK given by Yoko Ono to Lennon for his 40th birthday, just months before he was murdered.

Also joining the conversation is our own Ben Clymer. Thanks for listening, and enjoy this week’s conversation with Jay Fielden.

Since the main topic of this week’s episode is Fielden’s article in The New Yorker, it’s short on show notes. Instead, below are links for further reading on the long, winding story of John Lennon’s aaa quality replica Patek Philippe 2499.

And finally, here’s one more look at the Auctionata photo of Lennon’s high end copy Patek Philippe 2499 that Fielden uncovered.