We are proud to offer today this very fine and rare original mid-century era ladies Patek Philippe with gorgeous design.
An extremely rare model, the Patek Philippe 2295 reference was in production between 1949 and approximately 1955.
It is the ladies version of the mens “Eiffel Tower” 2242. Not only does it share the same stylish design of the mens “Eiffel Tower” model, in some ways it is even more appealing as it is in a dainty case.
This model is affectionately called by collectors the "Mistinguett", after the name of a French actress and singer who was at one time the highest-paid female entertainer in the world.
According to a Philipps auction house catalogue essay in 2018, "To our best knowledge, only about 20 yellow gold examples are known to exist. With an unmissable retro flare, the present lot is definitely an elegant timepiece. Our research shows that the present watch is fresh to the market and the 19th known example to come to offering, making it an exquisite timepiece to possess."
With its classic silver face and extremely desirable and wonderfully distinctive case, it showcases an elegant and striking vintage Patek style.
Powering it is its illustrious handwound movement.
We were fortunate to acquire it with all of its original parts down to all hands and the winding crown - it shows no replacement parts.
Its case presents in better than near mint condition with only light wear. Its dial, which appears original, in excellent condition with only light aging. Our highly magnified photos suggest the presence of more than how it presents in person. It is quite small, and on the wrist it presents very beautifully.
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 timing testing and regulation (a $695 value).
Besides timing it on electronic machines we tested it on a machine that spins it in all directions simulating it being worn on the wrist, and it kept extremely accurate time.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. international warranty on the movement and its function and a full-page custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.
Please inquire if you would like us to obtain an Extract from the Patek Philippe archives for you. Patek charges 500CHF to provide one.
Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial no.: 946,952
Year made: c. second half of the 1950's
Model: Ref. 2295, the so-called "Mini Eiffel Tower" or "Mini Pagoda"
Functions: Hours and Minutes
Designed for: Women's
Case material: 18K gold
Case condition: Better than near mint with only light wear. Not recently polished. Retains strong lines. Please inquire if you would like it polished.
Case markings (inside): Patek Philippe & Co., Geneve, 18K, .750, Ref. 2295, 681,971
Dimensions: 18.5mm wide at widest point, 28mm long lug tip-to-tip
Dial: Silver with gold applied faceted pyramidal, flat bâton, and Roman indexes, signed Patek Philippe and GENEVE, excellent condition with light aging. Note that this is quite a small watch, and our highly magnified photos greatly increase the look of the aging on the dial. Please inquire if you would like it expertly refinished.
Hands: Original, gold batons
Movement type: Extremely high grade, manually wound, cal. 7'''-70, rhodium-plated, fausses-côtes decoration, 18 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, self-compensating Breguet balance-spring
Movement markings: Patek Philippe, Geneve, No. 946,952
Band: Java lizard, made in France, fully stitched, padded, like new with unsigned buckle
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 Rolex replacements, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and timing testing and regulation (a $695 value).
Timing: Timed to precision on state-of-the-art systems. 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 four watchmakers all of whom each have over thirty-five 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
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
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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
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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.