We are proud to offer today this very fine and original mid-century era ladies Patek Philippe.
With its understated silver face, wonderfully distinctive case, and original Patek Philippe removable bracelet, it showcases a classic and elegant vintage Patek style.
The bracelet was designed and made by Gay Freres one of, if not the premier, bracelet maker of the period. Freres counted Patek Philippe, Rolex, and Jaeger-LeCoultre, among others as clients.
Powering it is its illustrious handwound movement. Designed to maintain accuracy across five positions, various temperatures, and even amounts of power reserve left in the mainspring, its among the finest hand-winding ladies movements ever built.
It presents in beautiful original condition. With the exception of one hand, it has original parts down to the winding crown and crystal.
Its shapely Patek Philippe case is in just short of mint condition. Its untouched original dial is in excellent condition with only light aging. Our highly magnified photos accentuate it. On the wrist it presents very nicely.
And its movement, which is very clean, is keeping very accurate time. Photos of the inside available upon request. One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Accompanying it is an Extract from the Patek Philippe's archive, on its way to us from Switzerland, attesting to its authenticity and originality.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. international warranty on the movement and its function.
Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial no.: 946,586
Year made: c. 1955
Model: Ref. 3100
Functions: Hours and Minutes
Designed for: Women
Case material: 18K gold
Case condition: Just short of mint
Case markings (inside): Patek Philippe & Co., Geneve, 18K, .750, Ref. 3100, 513,991
Dimensions: 14mm wide (excluding crown), 25mm long lug tip-to-tip
Dial: Silver with gold applied pyramidal indexes, signed Patek Philippe and GENEVE, original and untouched, excellent condition with light aging. Our highly magnified photos accentuate it. On the wrist it presents very nicely.
Hands: Gold batons, one original one a replacement
Movement type: Extremely high grade, manually wound, maintains accuracy across various positions, temperatures, and amounts of wind, rhodium-plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, straight line lever escapement, self-compensating Breguet balance-spring, index regulator
Band: 18K gold, original, made for Patek Philippe by premier bracelet maker Gay Freres and stamped such on the clasp, unlike like most Patek Philippe gold bracelets it is removeable, à petites mailles design, sized for a wrist of approx. 6 inches, just short of mint condition
Width between lugs: 10mm
Serviced: One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. 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 - Extract from the Patek Philippe Archives (on its way from Switzerland to us); Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity
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.