1939 Patek Philippe "Tegolino" Vintage Mens Rectangular Watch - 18K Gold

Patek Philippe

Item No. 6974SH

We are proud to offer the timelessly classic Patek Philippe wristwatch showcased in today's offering. It features an elegant curved case and silver dial with gold accents.

It is often referred to as the "Tegolino", thanks to its resemblance to a famous Italian rectangular cake. It is a vintage Patek that embodies class. It's thin, slides nicely under a shirt cuff, and doesn't draw a lot of attention to itself.

Patek produced this watch from the mid 1930's until the late '50's. The cases for the 425 were made by Markowsky and are slightly curved so to be comfortable on the wrist of the wearer.

It is powered by one of Patek Philippe's illustrious 9'90 movements, so well designed Patek that used it for more than 40 years. The 9'90 Patek Philippe movement is a tonneau shaped movement introduced in 1934 was fitted into many famous Patek Philippe watches such as the "Banana" (ref. 2442), the "Eiffel Tower " (ref. 2441), and the "Tegolino".

It has all original parts down to all hands and the Patek signed winding crown.

Its 18K gold case retains a strong hallmark. Its silver dial shows only fairly light aging - please inquire if you would like it expertly refinished. Note that in person its Patek printing appears stronger than the photos suggest. And its extremely high grade movement is keeping time.

One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it and installed a correct new old stock original faceted crystal, just like the original. We have timed it in five chronometer positions.

For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new crocodile strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

If you would like us to obtain an Extract from the Patek Philippe Archives for it for you, please inquire.

Included with the purchase is a one-year international warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate attesting to the watch's performance.

  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Year built: c. 1939
  • Serial no.: 831,251
  • Model: Ref. 425
  • Functions: Hours and Minutes
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: 18K gold
  • Case markings (outside): Hallmarked with precious metal stamp. Back engraved "Earl S. MacArthur"
  • Case condition: Very good condition with signs of previous polishing and light rippling and light remnants of wear to the back. Retains a clear hallmark.
  • Dimensions: 20.3mm excluding the crown x 42mm long lug tip to tip. Thickness 8 mm
  • Dial: Silver with applied gold faceted baton indexes, subsidiary guilloche seconds dial. May have been previously partially or fully reprinted. Note that in person its Patek printing appears stronger than the photos suggest. Please inquire if you would like it expertly restored.
  • Hands: Original, gold "dauphines"
  • Movement type: High grade Cal. 9-90, tonneau-shaped, rhodium plated, fausses cotes decoration, 18 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, self-compensating Breguet balance-spring, micrometer regulator
  • Jewels: 18 rubies
  • Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn with unsigned gold tone buckle
  • Width between lugs: 16mm
  • Crystal type: Mineral glass, faceted, correct, new-old-stock. One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it.
  • Timing: Timed to precision in five chronometer positions on a state-of-the-art computerized system.
  • Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email concierge@cotwatches.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.

To get an idea of how this watch will look on the wrist, please use the Watch Sizing Guide


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