In the 1920's Patek Philippe, the unrivaled premier watchmaker in the world, on occasion made jewel encrusted ladies watches to meet the needs of their discriminating female clientele.
Today these special watches are sought-after by women of distinction, Hollywood actresses, and any lady desiring to wear a world-class timepiece.
The very rare and exclusive ladies diamond and platinum Patek Philippe watch showcased in today's offering is a original prime example of this phenomenon, made for the company's U.S. clientele and likely sold through Tiffany & Co. The untouched original Patek dial is unsigned as was customary for the time. We were very fortunate to acquire it.
It has all original parts down to the case, dial, beautiful blue steel hands and ornate floral Patek Philippe winding crown - something not often found on nearly 100 year old Pateks.
The fifty-four diamonds on its case are very high quality, as one would expect from original factory set diamonds on a watch of this caliber. Our photos couldn't do it justice.
It is in very pleasing condition, appearing to have been worn seldom and carefully in appreciation of its quality and value and then safely stored away.
Its silver dial is in excellent condition with only fairly mild aging. Its beautifully engraved case is near mint and does not appear to have ever been polished. And its original Patek movement is keeping time.
Our Master Watchmaker has fully serviced the watch which consisted of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn components, meticulously custom fabricating a new setting lever to the perfect quality of the Patek original, installing a new correct mainspring that should power it well for many years, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $1495 value).
For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new metal mesh cord strap designed to replicate the look of the original, making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Accompanying it is an Extract from the Patek Philippe Archives attesting to its authenticity and originality.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. international warranty on the movement and its function.
Maker: Patek Philippe, likely for Tiffany & Co.
Country of manufacture: Switzerland, made for the U.S. market
Serial no.: 806,029
Year built: 1922. Sold to the retailer in Nov. 1922 (very likely Tiffany & Co. because of several indicators)
Functions: Hours and minutes
Designed for: Women
Case material: Platinum and diamonds
Case condition: Very pleasing - near mint
Case markings (outside): Engraved "Mrs. Pat A. Chandler - Atlanta"
Dimensions: 14mm diameter (excluding crown) by 32mm long
Dial: Silver, black painted Arabic indexes, original unrefinished dial partially reprinted, excellent condition with fairly light natural aging
Movement type: Extremely high grade, Patek Philippe, 8 ligne, manually wound, eight adjustments for precision timekeeping, rhodium plated, fausses cotes decoration, 18 jewels, lever escapement, bimetallic compensation balance, self-compensating flat balance spring
Movement Jewels: 18 rubies
Band: Steel mesh cord, designed to replicate the look of the original cord style which may have been metal mesh or may have been black cord. Designed to fit almost any size wrist and be cut down to fit even a very small one. Please inquire if you would like a black cord band.
Serviced: Our Master Watchmaker has fully serviced the watch which consisted of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn components, meticulously custom fabricating a new setting lever to the perfect quality of the Patek original, installing a new correct mainspring that should power it well for many years, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $1495 value). Please visit: http://www.connoisseuroftime.com/pages/team.htm for more information on our watchmaking team.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. 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 experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please message us for details.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Extract from the Patek Philippe Archives
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.