RETAILED BY GUBELIN: A YELLOW AND WHITE GOLD RECTANGULAR WRISTWATCH MADE IN 1926
Dial: silvered, Breguet numerals
Caliber: manual winding movement, 15 jewels
Movement number: 805181
Case: 18k yellow and white gold case, hinged case back
Case number: 605231
Size: diameter 35 mm
Signed: dial and movement signed by maker, case signed by maker and retailer
Accessories: Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming the year of manufacture in 1926 and sale on June 14, 1927 with silvered dial and Breguet numerals.
Inside and outside case signed Gubelin.
Case with signs of previous polish. Case with oxidation especially to the yellow gold areas of the bezel, and the hinge to the case back. Crown engages sporadically and is difficult to set the time. This may require service at the purchaser's discretion. Case with wear and scuffing overall. Case back with a small dot indentation. Case back signed E. Gubelin. Crystal glazing with surface scratches.
An associated metal buckle is provided for display and wear. This buckle is not branded.
Dial is attractive with light dust and wear. A surface mark next to 5. Some surface dots throughout. Oxidation to the Breguet numerals and hands. MOVEMENT
Crown winds the movement, but does not stay engaged to set the time. Time setting is sporadic.
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.***
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The online condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance purposes only. The images of the lot also form part of the online condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Any reference to condition in the online condition report does not amount to a full description of condition. The online condition report may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the online condition report of the lot or shown in the online images of the lot (for example, the online condition report 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. The online condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the online condition report is a statement of subjective, qualified opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's (for example, information regarding colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact by Sotheby's). Please also note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and wrist bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. In addition, certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot (for example, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades). For these reasons, the online condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. Prospective buyers should also refer to the Buying at Auction guide which includes important notices concerning the type of property in this sale. 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. Please be advised that wristbands 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS (ONLINE ONLY).