The beautiful and very fine pocket watch showcased in today's offering is a fabulous example of one of Patek's early stem wound and stem set watches.
It is an "Extra Flat" piece with a marvelous and extraordinarily high-grade ultra-thin movement. This special engine enables the complete watch to measure a mere 8.75mm thick including the crystal at its thickest point. A thinner mineral crystal would even slightly reduce the thickness.
The centerpiece of this beauty is its finely decorated dial with wonderful texturing in the center and framing of the center and subsidiary dial.
It's accentuated by the classically plain polished case which serves to not distract from the sophisticated dial.
The Patek caliber has wolf's tooth gearing, capped escape wheel and rhodium finishing. Its part are all-original with matching numbers.
We were fortunate to acquire it in very pleasing condition. Its gorgeous dial presents as very bright and clean. Its case presents in excellent condition light wear and a few pinprick indentions.One of our Master Watchmakers has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn components, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $795 value).
It is keeping time within a few seconds per day.
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 (approx. $550) for 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 early 1900'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 collectible.
Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial no.: 146,967
Date built: c. 1910
Functions: Hours, Minutes
Designed for: Men
Case material: 18K gold
Case markings (inside - outer cuvette): 146,967, Patek Philippe & Cie., Geneve
Case condition: Excellent condition with light wear and a few pin prick indentions
Dial: Sophisticated; finely decorated dial with texturing in the center and framing of the center and subsidiary dial.
Hands: Original, blue steel, "spades" wonderfully deep blue, excellent condition
Crystal: Mineral glass, excellent condition
Serviced: One of our Master Watchmakers has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn components, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $795 value).
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It is running strong and true, keeping time within a few seconds per day. 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 and also has done authorized work for the Richemont brands including Cartier, Vacheron & Constantin, IWC, JLC and others.
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
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.