Manufacturer: Patek, Philippe & Co., Geneve, Switzerland, May 1, 1839; Founder - Antoni Patek , Adrien Philippe; Movement: Antique Patek, Philippe & Co. movement, hand-winding, working order, 15 ruby Jewels, movement unsigned by logo, serial number 34688 is under the dial and dates it to 1869 year of manufacture. Movement is 41.1mm in diameter and have adjusted type of remontoir designed and created by Adrien Philippe. Winding crown situated at 3 o'clock and seconds pinion at 6 o'clock. Winding barrel without maltese cross system so the working time is around 42 hours. Watch is in excellent running condition have been just professionally serviced (oiled and cleaned). Movement age: 1869 Working time: 42 hours; Dial: New, metal, black ruthenium plated with 18k rose gold numbering with diamonds and minutes points. Hands: New, engraved, solid rose gold; Case: New, solid 18k rose gold, hand engraved; Crown: New Solid 18k rose Gold with Patek logo cross; Glass: Front - Sapphire, rear - Sapphire; Strap: Brown crocodile strap. Strap size - 22-18 mm; Dimensions of watch: Thickness: 12.5 mm (with glasses); Diameter of the case: 44.0 mm;
Condition: Excellent condition
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The Story: Patek Philippe and Company was founded in 1851 in Geneva, Switzerland. They design, manufacture, and distribute, watches and movements in every corner of the world, and yet, the sheer expense makes a Patek a very rare watch.
Here at Every Watch Has A StoryTM more than ninety-percent of our Patek’s (as they are affectionately referred to by connoisseurs) are even rarer as they are one-of-a-kind creations that combine antique and vintage Patek Philippe movements with modern cases.
Aficionados and experts consider Patek Philippe watches to be the most prestigious timepieces in the world. Patek Philippe is the Rolls Royce of watches.
Antonio Patek was a polish watchmaker who teamed up with Czech-born Polish watchmaker Franciszek Czapek started making pocket watches in 1839 in Geneva in 1839. Five years later they went their separate ways and Antonio Patek was joined by French watchmaker Adrien Philippe who would become the inventor of the keyless winding mechanism.
It was Patek Philippe popularized the minute repeater, the perpetual calendar, split-second hand, chronograph, and many of the features that became the foundations of what would ultimately evolve from pocket watches to wristwatches.
These are the most sought after watches in the world by collectors. Patek Philippe timepieces have set record prices at every prestigious auction house in the world.
In 1999, the company opened the Patek Philipe Museum in Geneva after restoring a building with a long history as a home to the craftsman who made Patek Philippe timepieces for more than a hundred years.
Auction prices have been driven up in many cases by the Patek Philippe Company itself trying to acquire pieces for it’s own museum.
Their list of clients include more royalty than any other watch, and celebrities clamor for both antique and the latest Patek’s.
Every Watch Has a StoryTM is in no way affiliated with Patek Philippe and does not claim to be. We simply love their products and make them available to our customers who enjoy surrounding themselves with the best of the best.