We are proud to offer this timelessly classic Patek Philippe wristwatch showcased in today's offering. 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.
This reference, launched in 1960 and in production until the mid-1960s, replaced the narrower ref. 425 Tegolino. At times they used movements for them that had been manufacturer earlier.
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.
The cases for the 2461 were made by Markowsky and are 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. It is stamped with the prestigious Poinçon de Genève.
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. The original owner of this watch was Dr. George W. Teuscher, a pioneer in the field of pediatric dentistry and former Dean of Northwestern University School of Dentistry. A tribute was paid to him in the United States Congress.
Its 18K gold case is scratch-free with signs of previous polishing. It presents very nicely. Its silver dial was restored in vintage times. Please inquire if you would like a fresh restoration.
One of our Master watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and overhauled it and installed a new correct Patek stem and mineral glass crystal to give a clear view of the dial to the very edges. Its extremely high grade movement is running very strong and keeping accurate time.
For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new leather strap with unsigned buckle 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.
Notes: A similar watch can be found in Patrizzi, Osvaldo, Collecting Patek Philippe Wristwatches, 2010, vol. II, p. 62 (No. 260).
Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
Country of origin: Switzerland
Year built: c. 1950's - a Tegola with a fairly similar range serial number has an extract dated 1953.
Serial no.: 977,254
Model: Ref. 2461
Functions: Hours and Minutes
Designed for: Men
Case material: 18K gold
Case markings (outside): G.W.T.
Case condition: Presents as scratch-free with signs of previous polishing. Present very nicely.
Dimensions: Dim. 22mm excluding the crown x 42mm long lug tip to tip. Thickness 8.5 mm
Dial: Silver with applied gold baton indexes, subsidiary seconds dial. Previously reprinted. Please inquire if you would like it freshly restored.
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: Leather, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn
Width between lugs: 19mm
Crystal type: Mineral glass, excellent condition
Servicing: One of our Master watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and overhauled it and installed a new correct Patek stem and mineral glass crystal to give a clear view of the dial to the very edges.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It is running very strong and keeping accurate time. 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 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.