The beautiful and very fine pocket watch showcased in today's offering is an original example of one of Patek's very early stem wound and stem set watches. It is a bespoke piece exclusively "Made for Mrs. Jimmie Pindell, May 12th, 1869 by Patek Philippe & Co."
Owning any Patek is a true distinction..imagine owning a custom made one?!
Patek Philippe hand-engraved the case in stunning vermicelli detail accented by geometrical designs on the bands, so the watch doesn't have a single large non-decorated exterior surface.
The dial is a stunning two-tone fancy dial with cream center and intricate light blue gray decoration somewhat suggestive of a Fleur de Lis pattern. It is feminine and sophisticated.
Powering it is a Patek caliber with distinctive moustache counterpoise on the lever, wolf's tooth gearing, capped escape wheel and frosted gilt finishing.
It is all original with a numbers matching case and is in very pleasing original condition appearing to have been worn seldom and carefully in appreciation of its quality and value and then safely stored away. It has not recently been polished if ever.
Its untouched original porcelain dial is in just short perfect mint condition. Its case presents as close to mint.
One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a one-year international C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate attesting to its performance.
If you would like us to obtain an Extract from the Patek Philippe archives for you please inquire.
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, bespoke example
Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial no.: 33,087
Date built: May 12th, 1869
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Subsidiary Seconds
Designed for: Women
Case material: 18K gold
Case markings: No. 33,087 (case number stamped on both cuvette and case back), Made for Mrs. Jimmie Pindell, May 12th, 1869 by Patek Philippe & Co., Geneva
Case condition: Close to mint. As is often the case the front lid spring has lost a bit of its zest but opens just fine.
Dial: Porcelain, two-tone with inner cream section with intricate decoration in blue gray color, black painted Roman numerals and minute track, sunk subsidiary seconds, unsigned as was customary for the period, just short of mint condition with one short and light hairline by 8
Hands: Original, blue steel, "Breguet moons" wonderfully aged to purple, excellent condition
Movement type: Extremely high grade Patek Philippe pocket chronometer, moustache counterpoise, wolf's tooth gearing, capped escape wheel, frosted gilt, self-compensating flat balance spring, index regulator, stem wound - stem set
Movement markings: It is correctly unsigned for the period.
Crystal type: Mineral glass, vintage or original, excellent condition
Serviced: One of our 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. 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 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.