We are pleased to offer this very fine and rare Patek Philippe mens ref. 1453 watch showcased in today's offering.
While we don't know the production numbers for this model, even after an extensive web search, we haven't been able to find online another example of this reference or even a photo.
With its understated silver face and timeless square case, it showcases a classic and elegant Patek style.
Its downward turned lugs give it a pleasing profile from the side. As a mens midsize it is best suited for someone for smaller wrists.
Powering it is its illustrious Patek Philippe 10 ligne movement, unquestionably among the finest hand-winding movements ever built.
It construction is similar to the ref. 2409 we just also put up for sale.
It has fully Patek parts down to all hands. Our photos couldn't do it justice.
Its case presents beautifully on the wrist and still retains a clear hallmark. Its silver dial is clean and is a vintage restoration.
Our Master Watchmaker has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn components with genuine Patek replacements, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $695 value).
Like a brand new Patek, the watch continues to keep perfect chronometer grade time in all five testing positions.
It comes equipped with an expensive alligator strap handmade in Italy making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Accompanying it is an Extract from the Patek Philippe archives attesting to its originality and authenticity.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. international warranty on the movement and its function and new timing certificate attesting to its performance.
Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial no.: 901,122
Year built: 1943
Model: Ref. 1453
Functions: Hours and Minutes
Designed for: Men
Case material: 18K gold
Case markings (inside): Patek Philippe & Co, Geneve, Swiss, 18K, 1453, 622,035
Case condition: Excellent with light wear. It has not been over polished and it retains a clear hallmark. Our photos don't do it justice.
Dimensions: 25mm wide (excluding crown), 33mm long lug tip-to-tip
Dial: Silver with gold applied half-spherical and black painted baton and Roman indexes, signed Patek Philippe and Swiss, restored in vintage times
Hands: Original, gold "batons"
Movement type: Extremely high grade, Cal. 10-105, manually wound, rhodium-plated, "fausses cotes" decoration, 18 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic compensation balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, self-compensating Breguet balance-spring, index regulator
Jewels: 18 rubies
Band: Expensive, alligator, handmade in Italy, fitted with unsigned gold-tone buckle, lightly worn. We also stock a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
Width between lugs: 20mm
Serviced: Our Master Watchmaker has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn components with genuine Patek replacements, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $695 value). Like a brand new Patek, the watch continues to keep perfect chronometer grade time in all five testing positions. If you would like more information on our watchmaking team please visit: https://www.connoisseuroftime.com/pages/team.htm
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 - Extract from the Patek Philippe archives attesting to its originality and authenticity; 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.