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Patek Philippe 18 Karat Yellow Gold Model 4183

$15,400

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A timepiece created by Patek Philippe is nothing short of a work of art. There is no disputing this. For almost 200 years, the company’s offerings have embodied innovation, soul, and luxury in equal measure. Founded one year after Antoine Patek met Adrien Philippe at the 1844 Exposition Nationale des Produits de L’Industrie in Paris (where the latter had just won a bronze medal for inventing the keyless winding system), Patek Philippe immediately set to work manufacturing what would become the world’s most illustrious pocket watches. Their early clientele included Leo Tolstoy, Queen Victoria, and Pope Piux IX. In 1868, the company began work on the very first Swiss wristwatch, and five years later it was delivered to Countess Koscowicz of Hungary. From that point forward, Patek Philippe’s reputation for lovingly crafted, resplendent wearable timepieces was unmatched. Produced roughly 130 years after the fateful meeting of the company’s namesake founders, this timepiece from the 1970s features an 18 karat yellow gold honeycomb bracelet that meets the wrist like silken chainmail. The solid gold 25mm square case contains a dial of rich blue lapis, a semi-precious stone mined in Afghanistan long believed to hold protective, purifying properties. Every bit the magnificent labor of love and ingenuity we’ve all come to expect from Patek Philippe, this vintage timepiece has dazzled generations of watch collectors, and will continue to do so for many years forward. Additional Information: Maker: Patek Philippe Model: 4183 Year: 1970s Material: 18k Yellow Gold, Lapis Dial: Blue Lapis Movement: Manual Case Measurement: 25mm x 24mm Length: 17.6cm Weight: 85.42g Condition: Pristine Vintage Made in Switzerland Stephanie Windsor guarantees the proper functioning of your watch mechanism for ONE year from the purchase date. Our watches are guaranteed to be of the period, material and manufacturer stated. Any damage due to accidents and/or wear and tear from use is excluded from this warranty. Stephanie Windsor is an independent watch dealer and is not authorized, endorsed, sponsored by, associated with and/ or affiliated with the original watch maker brand. Stephanie Windsor only sells pre-owned, vintage and refurbished watches that are subject to one or more of the following: Repair and replacement of damaged or worn parts or the replacement of the original watch crystal. The original maker of the watch is not under any obligation to service watches by Stephanie Windsor.

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Patek Philippe

It shouldn’t be surprising that a Patek Philippe holds the world auction record for a watch ($31.2 million for a Patek Grandmaster Chime, sold at Christie’s Geneva last November, in case anyone’s wondering). Known for impeccable craftsmanship and some of the most complicated timepieces ever created, the brand is considered by many to be the height of fine watchmaking. The house was founded in Geneva in 1839 by Polish expats Antoni Patek and Franciszek Czapek. Czapek left the firm, and in 1845, Patek partnered with French watchmaker Jean Adrien Philippe. It was the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Catering to the glitterati of Europe, the pair counted among their clients Tolstoy, Pope Pius IX and Queen Victoria, as well as Countess Koscowicz of Hungary, for whom they created the first Swiss-made wristwatch in 1868. They also had their eye on the American market and in 1851 entered an arrangement with Tiffany & Co. still in effect today. During the Great Depression, brothers Jean and Charles Stern, who had previously supplied Patek Philippe with watch dials, bought the company, and it continues to be run by the Stern family today. Under the Sterns, the house has developed some of its most famous models, including the Calatrava, an elegantly minimal dress watch introduced in 1932 and named for the Calatrava Cross (the company’s logo since 1887), and the Nautilus, the brand’s first sports watch, conceived by legendary designer Gérald Genta in 1976. Despite the house’s longevity, it’s rumored that it has manufactured fewer than a million Patek watches, making each one all the more coveted.
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