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Patek Philippe 18 Kt Yellow Gold Ultra Thin Pocket Watch, Worlds Thinnest Watch

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FACTORY / HOUSE: Patek Philippe & Co. for Gubelin STYLE / REFERENCE: Ultra Thin Pocket Watch METAL / MATERIAL: 18Kt. Yellow Gold CIRCA / YEAR: 1920 DIMENSIONS / SIZE: 43mm Diameter MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Manual Winding / 17 Jewels / Caliber Ultra Thin DIAL / HANDS: Original Silvered by Stern Freres Silvered with Kiln Fired Enamel Printing / Blued Steel Hands WARRANTY: 18 months on the movement LIFETIME SERVICE COMMITMENT This is, The Worlds Thinnest Watch. Patek Philippe produced this watch in 1920. They achieved the ultimate in watch making history by setting the Roller Jewel into the Balance Wheel Arms. This had never been done before. Not even Cartier produced a thinner watch than this one. Additionally, this watch has the ultimate in dials as well. The dial was produced for Patek Philippe by Stern Freres. Stern was renowned in Switzerland, as well as world wide as the finest dial house of all time. In fact Stern, in the early 1930's, purchased the bankrupt house of Patek Philippe and they still own Patek today. The dial is done in Sterling Silver and the printing is engraved out and filled with enamel, fired in a furnace at 1500 degrees Fahrenheit, polished, fired again and finally polished for the last time. This work is no longer done as it was to expensive and time consuming. The hands are also of the finest workmanship and these are the original hands and done in Blued Steel. This is done by heating the steel up to 640 degrees Fahrenheit and quickly quenching the hands. Lastly, you may be able to see that the case work on this watch features a remarkable detail. It has what is called the "hidden hinge." When the case is closed you cannot see the hinge. Only the worlds finest jewelers know how to make the "hidden hinge." This watch comes with what appears to be the original period 18Kt. and enamel inlayed chain. The chain is entirely hand constructed. This is the finest example of a Patek Philippe Pocket Watch we have ever seen. You will likely never see another example of this watch.
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    1920
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. It is worth noting that this watch only had a 12-month warranty when it was new. However, we are so confident of our workmanship and team that we offer an 18-month warranty on all our watches, even those over 100 years old.
  • Seller Location:
    Long Beach, CA
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    Seller: 9581stDibs: LU422320109542
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