Today's offering showcases this classic and uncommon ref. 1517 Patek Philippe mens dress watch with large lobed lugs. Our photos couldn't begin to do it justice.
Featuring a timeless silver face and pleasing 18K gold case with wonderful lugs, it showcases a sophisticated and elegant vintage style. And equipped with an illustrious Patek Philippe 10 ligne movement, unquestionably among the finest hand-winding movements ever built, it possesses all the necessary capabilities to earn it its place as one the finest timepieces in the world.
It has all of its original parts down to the hands, and winding crown.
Its elegant Patek Philippe case retains a nice hallmark on the left side and a very crisp hallmark under the lugs. It presents as better than near mint with only light signs of previous polishing. Its dial is bright and clean - the markers have a strong patina.
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 $695 value).
It is running very strongly and keeping exceptionally accurate time in our testing position. For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new crocodile strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
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 its performance.
Please inquire if you would like us to obtain an Extract from the Patek Philippe archives for you. Patek charges 500CHF to provide one.
Patek Philippe sets the standard as the finest watch manufacturer in the world. In the 1960's and 70's, Patek Philippe produced less than fifty watches per day (contrast this with Rolex and other fine watch manufacturers that produced 500 - 3,000 pieces per day). Important examples of Patek's wristwatches took between nine-months and one-year to assemble.
Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
Country of origin: Switzerland
Year built: c. 1950's
Serial no.: 964,839
Model: Ref. 1517
Functions: Hours, Minutes
Designed for: Men
Case material: 18K gold
Case markings (inside): Patek Phillipe & Co., Geneve, Swiss, .750, 421,936, 1517
Case condition: Presents as better than near mint with only light signs of previous polishing.
Dial: Silver, applied 18K gold half-spherical and baton indices, signed Patek Philippe, may be original or may be an older extremely high quality restoration. The raised enamel printing is still intact.
Dimensions: 32.5mm wide (excluding crown), 41mm long lug tip-to-tip
Hands: Original, gold "batons", fairly light aging
Movement type: Extremely high grade Cal. 10-120, manually wound, rhodium-plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, 18 jewels, straight line lever escapement, beryllium bronze escape wheel, self-compensating Breguet balance-spring, micrometer regulator
Movement markings: Patek Philippe & Co., Geneve, Swiss, Eighteen (18) Jewels
Jewels: 18 rubies
Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn with unsigned gold tone buckle
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 $695 value).
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It is running very strongly and keeping exceptionally accurate time in our testing position. 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.
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.