We are proud to offer today this extremely fine and all-original mid-century ladies Patek Philippe.
With its understated silver face and timeless case with sensuous curves and prominent lugs, it showcases a classic and elegant vintage Patek style.
Specially made for the Raymond C. Yard Co., a prestigious jeweler in New York, Yard signed Pateks are found much less often even than Tiffany & Co. signed Pateks. Mr. Yard's regular clients included members of the Vanderbilt, Flagler, duPont, Harriman, and Woolworth families, as well as movie stars like Joan Crawford and Douglas Fairbanks.
Powering it is its illustrious original handwound movement. Patek designed the extremely high-grade movement to maintain very accurate timekeeping even across a wide range of temperatures, positions, and even amounts of power left (isochronism), something only the highest top tier of mens movements could do. With eight adjustments, it is among the finest hand-winding ladies movements built.
We were fortunate to acquire it in all-original condition. It has 100% original parts down to the dials, hands, and winding crown and even the very cool original crystal that mirrors the side profile of the case. It presents in pleasing condition.
Its original Patek Philippe case is in excellent condition with only light wear and one pin prick indention on a corner. It shows only fairly light signs of previous polishing - most of the lines remain quite strong, and it retains its original hallmark.
Its desirable double-signed silver dial looks original and untouched, better than near mint. It is very clean with only very slight warming.
The watch has an original or period solid 14K bracelet, that likely was installed by the U.S. jeweler at the time of the sale.
One of our Master Watchmakers has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, installing a correct new-old-stock genuine Patek balance staff for the watch's beating heart, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation (an $845 value).
It is keeping very accurate time.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. international warranty on the movement and its function and a full-page custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.
Please inquire if you would like us to obtain an Extract from the Patek Philippe archives for you. Patek charges 500 Swiss Francs to provide one.
Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial no.: 948,596
Year made: c. 1958
Case number: 655,492
Functions: Hours and Minutes
Designed for: Ladies
Case material: 18K gold
Case condition: Excellent condition with only light wear and one pin prick indention on a corner. It shows only light fairly signs of previous polishing - most of the lines remain quite strong, and it retains its original hallmark.
Dimensions: 15mm wide (excluding crown), 27mm long lug tip-to-tip
Dial: Silver with applied baton indexes in 18K white gold, signed Patek Philippe and GENEVE, appears original, better than near mint. Please inquire if you would like it freshly restored.
Hands: Original, gold "feuilles"
Movement type: Extremely high grade, signed Patek Philippe, 18 jewels, manually wound, 8 adjustments to maintain accuracy across various positions, temperatures, and amounts of wind, rhodium-plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, straight line lever escapement, self-compensating Breguet balance-spring, index regulator
Movement markings: Patek Philippe & Co., Swiss, Geneve, Eighteen 18 Jewels, Adjusted to Heat, Cold, Isochronism, Five Positions, 948,596
Band: Original or period solid 14K bracelet that likely was installed by the U.S. jeweler at the time of the sale, findings marked 14K, chain style, fits a wrist up to just under 6.6 inches, excellent condition. The length could be adjusted by a jeweler.
Serviced: One of our Master Watchmakers has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, installing a correct new-old-stock genuine Patek balance staff for the watch's beating heart, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation (an $845 value)
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It is keeping very accurate time. 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.
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email email@example.com for details.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
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.