1927 Patek Philippe "Tortoise" Vintage Mens Art Deco Rectangular 18K White Gold Watch - Breguet Numerals

Patek Philippe

Item No. 8988

We are proud to offer the timelessly classic and large Art Deco Patek Philippe wristwatch showcased in today's offering. It features an elegant "tortoise-shaped" case and silver dial with Breguet numerals and onion style crown.

Because most vintage Pateks came with plain dials, Pateks with Breguet numeral dial are much rarer and more desirable - and in our opinion often more handsome.

Its wonderfully thin sculpted case is only 8.5mm including thick including the domed crystal.

This gorgeous Art Deco Patek has really captured our hearts. It is powered by its original handwound Patek movements with eight adjustments - five for chronometer positions and three for heat, cold, and isochronism.

Its original 38.5mm long 18K white gold is near mint plus. Its dial has been restored by the leading dial expert in the U.S. Its raised Patek Philippe lettering is still intact. And its early handwound movement, housed in its original Patek made 18K yellow gold holder, is keeping time.

One of our Master Watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it and poised the balance making it ready for immediate enjoyment. Photos of the inside available upon request.

It comes fitted with the Patek band that was on it when we acquired it and an 18K white gold vintage Patek buckle.

Accompanying the watch is an Extract from the Patek Philippe archives attesting to its authenticity and originality (Patek charges 500CHF, approx. $550 to provide one).

Included with the purchase is a one-year international warranty on the movement and its function.

*For this watch payment must be made by bank wire only unless another arrangement is agreed upon before purchasing. Please contact us before purchasing. Thank you!


  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Year built: 1927
  • Date sold: July 3rd, 1928
  • Serial no.: 816,176
  • Functions: Hours and Minutes
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: 18K white gold with original 18K yellow gold inner movement holder.
  • Case markings (outside): Hallmarked with precious metal stamp
  • Case markings (inside): Patek Philippe & Co., 18K .750, Switzerland, Fab. Suisse, 606,053
  • Case condition: Better than near mint
  • Dimensions: 25.3mm (excluding the crown) x 38.2mm long lug tip to tip. Thickness 8.5mm
  • Dial:Silver with applied white gold Breguet indexes, subsidiary seconds dial, restored by the leading dial expert in the U.S. Its raised Patek Philippe lettering is still intact.
  • Hands: Original, white gold "spades"
  • Movement type: Extremely high grade Patek Philippe chronometer, round, rhodium plated, fausses cotes decoration, 18 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, self-compensating Breguet balance-spring, index regulator
  • Jewels: 18 rubies
  • Band: Patek Philippe, previously well-worn but serviceable, equipped with 18K white gold Patek Philippe vintage buckle. Please inquire if you would like a new band installed.
  • Width between lugs: 20mm
  • Crystal: Mineral glass, mint condition
  • Servicing: One of our Master Watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it and poised the balance making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
  • Timing: Timed on a state-of-the-art computerized system.
  • Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email concierge@cotwatches.com for details. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an extremely experienced team of four Master Watchmakers all of whom each have over thirty-five years of experience and a large number of parts. One used to be the watchmaker for an authorized Rolex dealership and was given special training by Rolex at their Beverly Hills Service Center and also has done authorized work for the Richemont brands including Cartier, Vacheron & Constantin, IWC, JLC and others.
  • Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Extract from the Patek Philippe Archives attesting to its originality and authenticity (Patek charges 500CHF, approx. $550 to provide one).
  • Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee

We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our client's expectations throughout the buying experience.

All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail, and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier. International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.

The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.

Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed to be waterproof.

To get an idea of how this watch will look on the wrist, please use the Watch Sizing Guide


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