Lot 108
  • 108


6,000 - 8,000 USD
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  • Patek Philippe
Dial: blackCaliber: cal. 12-120 PS manual winding movement, 20 jewelsMovement number: 827113Case: 18k yellow gold, solid snap on case backCase number: 294527Dimensions: 30.5 mm diameterSigned: case, dial and movementAccessories: Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming the date of sale on September 23, 1936, with a black dial


CASE Case in overall fair condition with wear, scuffing, and light oxidation. The watch likely received previous professional polish. Case with some light scuffs overall. Left side case band with material wear from opening and closing. Lug holes for spring bars with some inconsistency likely from use and some polish. Some very light patina overall. Please note that the associated buckle is unbranded. Crystal glazing with scuffing and scratches throughout. DIAL Dial is attractive with some light wear and dust. The dial is likely a later added dial, as the signature reads Patek Philippe, rather than Patek Philippe & Co., which is correct for the period. MOVEMENT 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. ***Please be advised that the bands on this watch are made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) and thus not sold with the watch, they are for display purposes only. We will remove these bands prior to international shipping.***
"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."

Catalogue Note

This model, Ref. 96, the 'Calatrava', was produced for over 40 years. Production began in 1932. It is perhaps the most recognizable of Patek Philippe's designs, the classic vintage watch of understated elegance. Examples with unusual features, such as the black dial on the present lot, are of particular interest to collectors as a variation on a classic theme.