Today's offering showcases this classic and pleasing Patek Philippe mens handwound dress watch with added gold bracelet.
With its understated silver face and timeless round case, it showcases an elegant vintage Patek style.
Powering the watch is its illustrious Patek Philippe 10 ligne movement, stamped in two places with the prestigious Poinçon de Genève, unquestionably among the finest hand-winding movements ever built.
It has been previously been equipped, likely in slightly vintage times, with a non-Patek 14K gold bracelet with hammered finish.
Its thin Patek Philippe case presents very nicely on the wrist. The back shows signs of previous polishing. It is scratch-free. Its dial appears shows only fairly mild aging. Please inquire if you would like it restored.
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 (for many years now Rolex has not "certified" watchmakers, they only "train" them), has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn components with genuine Patek parts, installing a new mainspring, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation (an $895 value). Please inquire if you would like photos of the inside.
For the finishing touch we have meticulously detailed it 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.
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
Serial no.: 746,989
Year built: c. 1958. Production of this reference started in 1958.
Model: Ref. 2573
Functions: Hours and Minutes
Designed for: Men
Case material: 18K gold
Case markings (inside): Patek Philippe & Co, Geneve Swiss, 2573, 425,393, 18K(0.750)
Case condition: Presents as scratch-free. It shows signs of previous polishing to the back. It presents very nicely on the wrist.
Dimensions: 33mm wide (excluding crown)
Dial: White with gold baton indexes, signed Patek Philippe and GENEVE, may be a very well done vintage restoration, presents as original to the naked eye, fairly light aging. Please inquire if you would like it restored.
Hands: Original, gold batons
Movement type: Extremely high grade Cal. 23-300, manually wound, specially designed shock protection, patented Gyromax balance system maintains accuracy across various positions, temperatures, and amounts of wind, stamped twice with the Geneva Quality Mark, 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 Jewels, Adjusted to 5 positions, heat, cold, isochronism, 23-300
Jewels: 18 rubies
Band: Slightly later added non-Patek 14K gold bracelet with hammered finish, sized to fit a wrist up to approx. 7.75 inches on larger setting, two size settings in clasp, excellent condition. A jeweller could alter the bracelet length for a bespoke fit.
Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition
Serviced: 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 (for many years now Rolex has not "certified" watchmakers, they only "train" them), has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn components with genuine Patek parts, installing a new mainspring, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation (an $895 value).
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It is running exceptionally strong and true, keeping time as good or better than a new Patek 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.