1870's PATEK PHILIPPE Antique Mens Midsize 50mm Hunter Case Pocket Watch - 18K Gold. It features a Patek caliber with moustache counterpoise, frosted gilt finishing, and unusual plate layout. It is original with a numbers matching case and is in pleasing condition. Its porcelain dial is in excellent original condition, and its case is in honest original condition with a few flat spots around the band. One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it making it ready for immediate enjoyment.Its extremely fine original movement is running amazingly true - after more than 140 years it continues to keep chronometer grade time in four testing positions. Accompanying the watch is a period correct fitted box from "Bennet, Watchmaker to the Royal Observatory" that the watch was in when we acquired it. Please inquire if you would like a Patek extract for the watch. During the 1860's and'70's, Patek Philippe produced only fewer than approximately twenty watches per day (contrast this with Omega and other fine watch manufacturers that produced 500 - 1,200 pieces per day) making original examples very rare and collectable. Dial : Porcelain, black painted Roman numerals and minute track, sunk subsidiary seconds, signed Patek Philippe Geneve, excellent condition with one short scratch near three and wear around the seconds bit, original and untouched.
Case : 18K gold, four-piece open face design with cuvette, signed Patek Philippe, approx. Bow/Crown : Gold, very good condition with fairly light wear to push button. Movement : Extremely high grade Patek Philippe pocket chronometer, unusual plate layour, moustache counterpoise, index regulator slightly shortened at tip, setting arbor escutcheon not present which doesn't affect the watch, key wound and key set. Function : Hours, Minutes, Subsidiary Seconds. Functions: Hours, Minutes, Subsidiary Seconds.41037 (case number stamped on both cuvette and case back), Patek Philippe & Co. Geneve, Aiguilles - the word "Ayer" has been lightly inscribed on the cuvette and is stamped on the inside of the back. Case condition: Honest original condition with a few flat spots/indentions around the case band. Case spring has lost its zest but opens just fine. The inner stamping protrudes just a bit through the outside of the case.
Overall it presents honestly with no personalization on the outside. It doesn't appear to have been overly polished and has nice normal engine turning detail. Dial: Porcelain, black painted Roman numerals and minute track, sunk subsidiary seconds, signed Patek Philippe Geneve, excellent condition with one short scratch near three and wear around the seconds bit, original and untouched. Hands: Original, blue steel, "spades". Movement type: Extremely high grade Patek Philippe pocket chronometer, unusual plate layer, moustache counterpoise, index regulator slightly shortened at tip, setting arbor escutcheon not present which doesn't affect the watch, key wound and key set.
Movement markings: It is correctly unsigned for the period. Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition. Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system - after more than 140 years it continues to keep chronometer grade time in four testing positions. 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.
Please message us for details. Box/Papers: BOX - Period correct "Bennet, Watchmaker to the Royal Observatory" that the watch was in when we acquired it. PAPERS - Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate. Simply notify us and send it back anytime within 30 days after it has been received. View our feedback and shop with confidence.
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The item "1870's PATEK PHILIPPE Antique Mens Midsize 50mm Hunter Case Pocket Watch 18K" is in sale since Wednesday, November 27, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Wristwatches". The seller is "connoisseur_of_time" and is located in Suwanee, Georgia. This item can be shipped worldwide.