Description: • 17''' manual winding movement • two tone enamel dial with grey-purple guilloché enamel center field, white enamel chapter ring with painted black Breguet numerals, blued steel Breguet hands, subsidiary seconds, outer dot minute divisions • 18k yellow gold open faced case, grey-purple guilloché enamel bezel and band,
personally inscribed cuvette,
monogrammed case back full decorated with grey-purple guilloché enamel •
case, dial, cuvette, and movement signed
Dimensions: diameter 45 mm
Condition Report: CASE The case is highly attractive with deeply colored grey-purple enamel over guilloché ground. The case back remains in tact, with no major losses. Light signs of wear and small scuffs. A small area of enamel wear to the band below the bow to the left. Bezel with some more scuffing and wear, especially near the lip. Bezel between 11 and 12 appears to have been sympathetically restored. Bow with normal wear, with impressions of hallmarks still visible. Cuvette is inscribed "Made for Julius J. Funke By Patek Philippe & Co. Geneva Switzerland 1916" and in very good condition. Some very light oxidation to the gold areas. DIAL Dial is highly attractive and well preserved. Heavy oxidation to the sub seconds which appear to be rendered from bare metal. The color is even overall. Light oxidation between the white track and center field, from the bare metal. Some wear overall and light debris. Light oxidation to the hands. oxidation and some losses around the rectangular white enamel plaque where the brand signature sits. MOVEMENT The movement is running at time of cataloging, however it was not tested for the accuracy of time or duration of the power reserve and may need service at the buyer's discretion. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement.
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"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
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