Code: 18 kt patek philippe
18K Gold Tiffany & Co / Patek Philippe Full Hunter
Pocket Watch Swiss 1930
An 18 Kt gold full hunter pocket watch, by the world-famous Tiffany & Co / Patek Philippe, made in Switzerland in 1930. The watch has just been serviced by my watchmaker so in excellent working condition, see service report attached!!
DIAL: The white enamel dial has black Roman numerals with outer minute divisions. The dial has blued hands and is in mint condition. The original protective glass is in great condition. The dial is signed: “Tiffany & Co, New York”.
MOVEMENT: The Patek Philippe anchor lever movement has a three-armed balance wheel and a moustache anchor lever with 17 jewels. The movement is signed: “Tiffany & Co, New York” and numbered: 87380. The movement is in great working condition; however, we cannot guarantee absolute accuracy for an antique pocket watch. The watch has just been serviced by my watchmaker, see service report attached – accuracy about a few seconds per 24 hours.
CASE: The watch lies in an 18Kt gold full hunter case with an engraved monogram. The inner side of the case is stamped for: 18Kt and signed: Tiffany & Co, N.Y. and numbered: 87380.
Signed: Tiffany & Co - Swiss Made - 1930
Diameter: 34 mm - Weight: 35.6 g.
History Patek Philippe & Tiffany:
Patek Philippe was founded in 1839 by the polish national, Antoine Norbert de Patek and a compatriot, François Czapek as Patek, Czapek & Co. In 1845, Patek joined forces with French watchmaker, Adrien Philippe. A great innovator, Philippe invented the modern gem-winding and setting mechanisms for watches. The firm then developped the first keyless watch, one of the early versions of which was purchased by Queen Victoria at the world’s first international trade fair – the Great Exhibition of 1851. The company went on to create an array of extremely complicated watches, among others the Graves watch, created in 1932 for the American magnate Henry Graves, Jr. Today, the company is run by the Stern family and is represented by about 350 watchmakers and jewelers worldwide.
Tiffany was found in 1837 in New York City. Tiffany & Co. began selling watches in 1847. In 1853 the statue above Tiffany’s store on Broadway was one of the first public clocks in New York City. Many New Yorkers became used to check their watches against it. When the main store of the brand moved to Union Square and several more times, they moved the statue with them every time.
In 1854, Tiffany signed an agreement with Patek Philippe and with that, becoming the first retailer in America to carry the exclusive timepieces. The special relationship between the two brands continues to this day and Tiffany-dialled Patek Philippe watches are among the most sought-after pieces at worldwide auctions.