The beautiful and important pocket watch showcased in today's offering is a fine example of one of Patek's early stem wound and stem set watches. Specially made for Tiffany & Co., it exhibits the prestigious makers name throughout the case.
It features a Patek caliber with wolf's tooth gearing and Adrien Philippe's patented one-way winding system. It is fully original and signed and in beautiful condition.
It appears to have spent much of life either used carefully or stored away with an appreciation for its value.
Far from a plain Patek, both the case and dial are finely decorated. The elegant engine turned case has ornate scroll and geometric design along the band and edges of the lids. The centerpiece of the watch is its two-striking dial with regal looking center.
Its dial is in mint original condition; its case is near mint plus; and its movement, which is in very fine condition, is running true. Our watchmaker has freshly cleaned and oiled it.
The cuvette shows an inscription that it was gifted on Christmas Day, 1873.
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.
Please inquire if you would like a Patek extract for the watch.
Patek Philippe is 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 hundreds of pieces per day) making original examples very rare and collectable.
Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial no.: 18,114
Year sold: 1873
Functions: Hours, Minutes
Designed for: Men
Case material: 18K gold
Case markings: Patek Philippe & Co., Tiffany & Co. Free of any outside personalizations; cuvette is inscribed "A.A. Ormsby from Rhoda Fuller"
Case condition: Near mint plus. The engine turning is still crisp except for lightening around the shoulders. One indention on the cuvette. Overall very nice.
Dimensions: 38mm diameter
Dial: Enamel, off white with pale blue border and central decor, black painted Roman numerals and minute track, signed Patek Philippe Geneve, original, just short of perfect condition
Hands: Original, gold, Breguet "Moons"
Movement type: Extremely high grade Patek Philippe keyless pocket chronometer, cylinder escapement, 10J, frosted gilt, wolf's teeth gearing, index regulator
Movement markings: It is correctly unsigned for the period.
Crystal type: Mineral glass, excellent condition
Serviced: Freshly cleaned and oiled.
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 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 - please inquire if you would like an extract requested.
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.