Description: • 18'" frosted gilt jeweled lever movement, bimetallic balance, repeating with two hammers on two gongs • white enamel dial
with hairlines, painted Roman numerals, blued steel spade hands, subsidiary seconds, outer minute track • 18k gold case, fluted case band, gold cuvette, slide to activate the minute repeater at 3 •
case and cuvette signed
Dimensions: diameter 47 mm
Condition Report: CASE: Case in overall fair condition with wear and scuffing consistent with use and age. Bezel area with some material inconsistencies and nicks. A more significant area between 10 and 11. Coin edged band with wear and fading. DIAL: Dial with hairlines - most prominently radiating from the center arbor and between 2 and 3. Some oxidation to the sunken subsidiary dial at the adjoining perimeter. Center arbor with oxidation. Some debris overall. Cuvette inscribed "No. 27446 Patek Philippe & Co, Geneve, March 1st 1883." MOVEMENT: Movement with some discoloring and aging. 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."
**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."