We are proud to offer this timelessly classic Patek Philippe wristwatch showcased in today's offering made for the French market. It features an elegant curved case and silver dial with gold accents.
It is often referred to as the "Tegola" by collectors, thanks to its resemblance to the Italians to a tile shape. It is the wider replacement to the Tegolino, a watch we also have for sale as of this writing.
The original case made for Patek bears correct French hallmarks. Given that this is a country specific piece it likely was made in very small numbers. We have not seen another example.
It is a vintage Patek that radiates class. Its thin case slides nicely under a shirt cuff, and doesn't draw a lot of attention to itself. It was made 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), the "Top Hat" (ref. 1450), and the "Tegolino".
It has fully Patek parts down to the hands and the winding crown.
Its original, 18K gold French made case for Patek is in excellent condition. It strongly retains both of its French hallmarks. It presents beautifully on the wrist.
* Please note that the case was not fully closed when it was photographed. It has since been tightly closed,
Its dial, which had been refinished before we purchased it, has now had a fresh restoration by one of the leading dial experts in North America. Its original raised enamel printing is still strongly intact.
One of our Master Watchmakers, who used to be the watchmaker for an authorized Rolex dealer and was given special training by Rolex at their Beverly Hills Service Center to be an authorized Rolex watchmaker, has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, installing a new mainspring, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $795 value).
Its extremely high grade movement is running strong and keeping time on par with a new Patek in our testing recording position.
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. Patek charges 500CHF for the service.
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 and France, made for the French market
Year built: c. 1950's - a somewhat similar Swiss Tegola with a fairly similar range serial number has an extract dated 1953.
Serial no.: 971,290
Functions: Hours and Minutes
Designed for: Men
Case material: 18K gold
Case markings (outside): French hallmarks
Case condition: Excellent condition. One hairline on the right side of the case. The back shows signs of previous polishing. It strongly retains boths of its French hallmarks. It presents beautifully on the wrist.
Dimensions: 22mm excluding the crown x 37mm long lug tip to tip. Thickness 9.5 mm
Dial: Silver with applied gold baton indexes, subsidiary seconds dial. It had been refinished before we purchased and has now had a fresh restoration by one of the leading dial experts in North America. Its original raised enamel printing is still strongly intact.
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: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn
Width between lugs: 19mm
Crystal type: Mineral glass, excellent condition
Servicing: One of our Master Watchmakers, who used to be the watchmaker for an authorized Rolex dealer and was given special training by Rolex at their Beverly Hills Service Center to be an authorized Rolex watchmaker, has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, installing a new mainspring, 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. Its extremely high grade movement is running strong and keeping time on par with a new Patek in our testing recording 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 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 - 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.