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This is a NOBLE DESIGN WATCH. This is the term used for a new modern case exclusively designed at the WANDOLEC ART STUDIO. The new case houses a valuable and historic watch movement. Please carefully read the sizes of this watch in the description. From 1927 and has been in addition updated and engraved.The movement is running superbly and keeping good time, recently serviced. Gold plated case with WHITE CRYSTALs that provides with glass cover of back lid (non Patek Philippe) was made. The gently domed MINERAL GLASSES are in excellent condition. Supplied without box and certificate to authenticity. UNIQUE AND RARE EXAMPLE OF TIMEPIECE VERY BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE WATCH 1927 VERY BEAUTIFUL MECHANICAL WORK. If you have been collecting watches for a while I think youre going to appreciate the following timepiece. Amazing large skeletonized dress a NOBLE DESIGN WATCH that dates to 1927 and. That was made by the venerable.
Is to watches what Rolls Royce is to cars synonymous with the best. To own a Patek Philippe watch remains a symbol of wealth and importance: kings and queens were their clients, while other watchmakers frantically copied them imitation being the highest form of flattery, and moreover a means to a more lucrative sale with the help of the famous Patek Philippe signature. The Patek Philippe legend continues to grow and fascinate. The soaring prices achieved by Patek Philippe watches at auctionparticularly within the last decade prove to what degree these precious timepieces are sought-after by collectors.The Patek Philippe name composed by the name of its founders Antoine Norbert de Patek (1839) and Adrien Philippe (1845), the Patek Philippe logo is the Calatrava Cross which registered on April 27, 1887. Patek and Franciszek Czapek established a business under the name of Patek and Czapek. Czapek, a professional watchmaker, was also a soldier in the Polish National Guard. Given their ties to the Polish community-both were involved in the Polish. Movement and members of the Association of Polish Emigrés in.
Patek and Czapek had probably known each other for some time. The earliest records place Czapek in. On July 31, 1832, although it is possible he arrived a year earlier. Not long after that date, he established a watchmaking enterprise with a certain Mr.
Moreau, called Czapek and Moreau. Through Czapek, Patek met first Moreau, and then Moreau's niece, Marie- Adelaide Thomasine. The two became engaged, and three months short of their wedding date, Patek, Czapek, and Moreau signed an agreement establishing a new company. Moreau and Patek each invested 8,000 Swiss francs in the company, Moreau held no official responsibilities, while Patek was responsible for the ac-counting and management.Czapek, who contri-buted tools and most likely some early machinery, was responsible for production. Paragraph five of their agreement allotted him 100 francs monthly, in addition to his share of the profits. During the first 14 months Patek and Czapek ran the company alone, possibly with the help of one or two workmen. Up until July of 1840 Czapek finished all movements by himself.
The company then hired one or two watchmakers to speed up the finishing process and to help cope with the delays, a problem they apparently faced in 1840. As Patek put it: Being afraid of sustaining a loss in this new for me field, a loss which I have experienced before in the trade, I was as cautious as possible. I demanded that until July 1, 1840 all watches to be finished by Czapek himself, it lowered the expenses but also caused delays. The business allowing, two months ago (July, 1840) I increased the number of craftsmen...
Their workers, he specified elsewhere, were paid by the piece. The earliest watches were signed Patek, Czapek & co.
Until 1845 when Czapek left the partnership. Several years later the company was joined by French watchmaker, Jean Adrien Philippe, who later became the inventor of their famous stem-winding and hand setting mechanism, a modern and reliable concept. From May 1845 to January 1851 the firm was known as Patek & Co; Philippe lent his name to the company in 1851 when he became a full partner. Among the reasons for their initial success was the high standard of watch making and practicality of Philippe's new stem-winding system. In the early years of partnership.
Herself was already a client. From the middle of the 19th century, Patek Philippe assumed a leading role in the Swiss watchmaking industry by raising the standards of workmanship and time keeping through the introduction of technical improvements (the free mainspring, the sweep seconds hand), in addition to implementing improvements to regulators, chronographs, and perpetual calendar mechanism.As early as 1867 the Paris Exhibition, Patek Philippe displayed watches featuring functions that were to become the standard for complicated watches at the beginning of the 20th century; namely a perpetual calendar, a repeater, and a chronograph with split-seconds. The two most complicated watches of all time were made by Patek Philippe. The first, made for Henry Graves Jr. New York, was completed at the beginning of the century, and the second, the Caliber 89, the world's most complicated watch, completed in 1989 (hence the name) to mark the firm's 150th anniversary.
In 1932, Patek Philippe changed hands, and its new owners became Charles and Jean Stern. Today the third generation of this family sill owns and manages the company.
Shortly after Second World War, Patek Philippe established an electronic division, and in the 1950's the company pioneered quartz technology, filling several patents and winning multiple awards. Today, Patek Philippe SA, Geneve, is still a family company, owned jointly by its president, Mr. Henri Stern, and his son and Vice President, Mr. The firm has traditionally made complete timepieces, watches and clocks, employing craftsmen who are master-watchmakers capable of designing and finishing the most complicated watch movements. Other specialists such as goldsmiths, chain smiths, enamellers, jewelers, and engravers complete the firm's manufacturing capabilities.
Although Patek Philippe is rightly famous of the leading manufacture of mechanical horology, the firm is also the forefront of the industry as producers of industrial and electronic timekeepers, with its highly accurate master-clocks installed in power stations, hospitals, airports, and other public buildings and factories. The firm clientele has included many of the famous figures across history, including royalty such as Queen Victoria, as well as distinguished scientists, artists, authors and musicians, including Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Charlotte Bronte and Tchaikovsky. Today, clearly most of the firm's production consists of wristwatches, but Patek Philippe retains the ability to produce pocket watches, and clocks to order, from highly complicated movements to those decorated with enamelled miniature paintings and engravings. The company continues to patent new inventions and improvements in horology and plays an important role in maintaining the quality, prestige and reputation of the Swiss watchmaking. This gorgeous, mens watch is a very handsome specimen and.
Features 60 minute checkered outer track border with. WHITE CRYSTALs , RED BIG STONES for hour markers, gold steel.
Sweep gold steel seconds hand. It is a registered design model that features a three piece.
Case that provides with glass cover of back lid. This watch was converted from pocket watch. The case, new custom made, fantastic, build of. The swivel lugs are in great condition while the winding crown is in very good shape and operates properly.
Es on the front and back side. The case is decorated HIGH QUALITY ENGRAVING & WHITE CRYSTALs. The winding crown is decorated with CALATRAVA CROSS. Movement in an excellent status which was very well saved, considering age of this watch and has been in addition updated and engraved by the craftsman. Each part of the mechanism, each millimeter it is decorated by a magnificent magic ornament.The bridges have in addition to extensive skeletonization have been gorgeously engraved as well. On the front side of the movement, you can see the. Also it signed movement serial number. This serial number corresponds to the. Production date as per published records. On back side you can see. WINDING WHEELS WITH WOLF TEETH TRANSMISSION.
& BLUE BREGUET BALANCE SPRING. PATEK, PHILIPPE & Cie GENEVE. Mechanism has been recently serviced to ensure it winds and sets smoothly while keeping great, accurate time. You can see from any direction the internal mechanics working as the balance wheel spins.
They make an elegant statement on the wrist. Watch aficionados and laymen alike when they see a high quality skeletonized watch recognize its beauty. It is fitted on a new 22mm black alligator style genuine leather strap with gold Stainless style buckle that is vintage style and goes great with this wonderful watch.
This rare watch winds and set smoothly while keeping very good, accurate time. Because of the vintage nature of the watch I cannot guarantee its absolute time keeping accuracy even if they are in good running condition and in some rare occasions may require additional adjustment. Always an EXTRA FINE watches at a no Reserve Price!!If you like rare, antique, unique and collectible vintage wristwatches or pocket watches (or just enjoy learning about all the different watch makers and models) I suggest you bookmark this page or add me to your "Favorite Sellers" list. I always have beautiful pristine timepieces for sale ending Monday. Recommendations for the owner of vintage watches.
All Antique watches are mechanical. Many repairs will not be cheap, as most likely they will require replacement of non-standard parts (unlike most late model watches).Antique watches should not be beaten or dropped - because repairs may be expensive. Antique watches are generally NOT waterproof. This is because waterproofing was not in general production until the middle of the 20th century for most watches. Therefore you should protect your antique watch from exposure to moisture. If your watch becomes wet it should be dried off quickly. Carefully open all covers and use a hair drier to blow dry the movement, dial, covers, crown.
This will reduce the amount of rust. If your watch becomes wet with any kind of salt water you should immediately immerse or spray your watch with fresh (no-salt) water to remove all the salt from the works before drying the watch completely.Any salt left in the watch will combine with moisture in the air to rust metal components of the movement, case etc. Winding any mechanical watch tight may break the mainspring. If you can avoid it do not wind the watch hard. When adjusting the hands of your watch, move them in a clockwise direction only. Counter-clockwise adjustments may damage the movement.
If you must adjust counter-clockwise make it for small adjustments only i. Be careful and gentle when adjusting the movement speed (faster or slower).Don't make sharp movements, and don't touch other components in the movement especially the pendulum mechanism. Every 2-3 years it is necessary to service and oil vintage watches. If the watch is dirty - allow the watch to run down, don't wind it again until you have it serviced by a qualified watch repair expert. Dust will absorb and remove important lubricants and cause the movement pieces to wear down.
To clean the case, dial and crystal you should use a cloth that does NOT leave fibers as these may get caught up in the movement. Check with your Watch repair expert to get an appropriate cloth. Keep your antiques watch away from magnets.
Strong magnetic fields may affect the accuracy of your watch since some vintage watches were made with iron based components in the movement. Most Cases and Covers are fine components and will not handle abuse well. The watch should not be shaken, beaten, or stressed. Antique watches generally experience an error of up to 5-7 minutes a day.Any accuracy of +- 5 minutes is very good. Please contact me FIRST BEFORE sending a cheque to get full address. Your satisfaction is important to me. I have many repeat customers who want my watches just as much as you do. Vintage watches are very delicate and I package to the highest degree to prevent damage. To clarify all my items are Vintage or Antique and as such should Not be expected to be like a New or Quartz watch in any way whatsoever! The watch in pictures is the actual watch that You will receive. Also I will mark item as "gift". Add a map to your own listings.
The item "PATEK PHILIPPE Vintage Mens Wristwatch CALATRAVA Gold Skeleton Men's Wrist Watch" is in sale since Friday, May 11, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Wristwatches". The seller is "wandolec" and is located in KYIV. This item can be shipped worldwide.