The beautiful and very fine pocket watch showcased in today's offering is an all-original example of one of Patek's late key wind watches. It features a Patek caliber with distinctive moustache counterpoise on the lever, frosted gilt finishing, and self-compensating flat balance spring.
The case is gorgeously hand-decorated by Patek throughout all of its outward facing surfaces. It is extremely ornate - a wonder to look at under magnification. Even our magnified photos don't show a few of the tiniest engraved details and patterns that can be found on it. One can only imagine the hours a master jeweler spent crafting it.
It is original with a numbers matching case and presents in pleasing condition. Even more pleasing is that it comes with its original box - which still has its original signed Patek Philippe tag affixed to it with the watch's serial number - and contains an extra crystal from the factory. The neatly folded paper that protects the crystal even has its original ink marking of the watch's serial number.
Also accompanying the watch is a solid 18K gold Breguet style ratchet key that likely is original to the watch.
Its case presents in excellent original condition with only very light wear. As is often the case the front lift spring has lost some of its zest over the years, and the bow is a period gold-filled replacement. Its untouched porcelain dial is in mint condition, flawless in the visible portion.
One of our Master Watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it making it ready for immediate enjoyment. It is keeping very accurate time.
Included with the purchase is a one-year international C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.
If you would like us to obtain an Extract from the Patek Philippe archives for you please inquire. Patek charges 500 CHF to provide one.
Patek Philippe bears the standard of the finest watch manufacturer in the world and holds world records for the most expensive watches in the world.
During the 1860's and '70's, Patek Philippe produced only fewer than approximately twenty watches per day (contrast this with Omega and other fine watch manufacturers that produced 500 - 1,200 pieces per day) making original examples very rare and collectable.
Manufacturer: Patek Philippe, made for M.W. Galt & Bro. of Washington D.C.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial no.: 25,310
Year built: c. mid 1860's
Functions: Hours, Minutes
Designed for: Men
Case material: 18K gold
Case markings: No. 25,310, Patek Philippe & Co., A Geneve, description in French of the features of the movement.
Case condition: Excellent original condition with only very light wear. As is often the case the front lift spring has lost some of its zest over the years, and the bow is a period gold-filled replacement.
Dimensions: 40mm diameter (converts to a 10-12 size in US sizes)
Dial: Porcelain, black painted Roman numerals and minute track, sunk subsidiary seconds, unsigned as was customary for the period, mint condition, flawless in the visible portion.
Hands: Original, blue steel, "Breguet moons" wonderfully aged to purple
Movement type: Extremely high grade Patek Philippe pocket chronometer, moustache counterpoise, frosted gilt, self-compensating flat balance spring, index regulator, key wound and key set
Movement markings: It is correctly unsigned for the period.
Crystal type: Mineral glass, excellent condition
Serviced: One of our Master Watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.