1947 Patek Philippe Vintage Mens Ref. 1438 Rectangular Watch with Hooded Lugs - 18K Gold

Patek Philippe

Item No. 7908

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

As fine on the inside as the outside, it is powered by one of Patek Philippe's illustrious 9'90 movements, so well designed that Patek used it for more than 40 years! The 9'90 Patek Philippe movement is a tonneau shaped movement introduced in 1934 that 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 the dial, all hands, and the winding crown.

Its 18K gold case has distinctive hooded tubular lugs in a late Art Deco style. Its silver dial with gold accents beautifully complements the case.

Its case presents in pleasing condition. It retains a strong hallmark on the left hand lug. Its dial is original and untouched.

One of our watchmakers has disassembled its extremely high grade movement down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it. It is running strong and true.

For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a new Italian leather strap 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 a new timing certificate.

  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Year built: 1947
  • Serial no.: 839,097
  • Model: Ref. 1438
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Subsidiary Seconds
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: 18K gold
  • Case markings (outside): Hallmarked with precious metal stamp, inscribed "A notre aumonier L'abbe C.A. Babelle - Assemblee Dollard - Septembre 1947"
  • Case markings (inside): Patek Philippe & Co., Geneve, Swiss, 644336
  • Case condition: Excellent condition with slight remnants of wear and slight signs of previous polishing. A strong hallmark on the left side of the top lug. Presents very nicely on the wrist.
  • Dimensions: 22.5mm wide (without crown), 35mm long lug tip to tip
  • Dial: Silver with applied gold Roman and half spherical indexes, subsidiary seconds dial, original and untouched with fairly mild aging
  • Hands: Original, gold "batons"
  • 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: Italian leather, remborde, brand new and unworn with a small spot of residue from the sticker. We also stock lizard and a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
  • Width between lugs: 16mm
  • Crystal: Mineral glass, 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 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 - Extract from the Patek 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.

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


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