Patek Philippe | Reference 1518, A highly exceptional yellow gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moon phases and original box, Circa 1951 | 百達翡麗 | 型號1518 非常精美黃金萬年曆計時腕錶，備月相顯示，附帶原裝盒子，約1951年製
A highly exceptional yellow gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moon phases and original box, Circa 1951
Calibre: cal. 13"' mechanical, 23 jewels
Movement number: 868'095
Case: 18k yellow gold, snap on case back
Case number: 668'386
Closure: brown unsigned leather strap and 18k yellow gold Patek Philippe buckle
Size: 35 mm diameter
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Patek Philippe presentation box
The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. All functions are working properly. The dial is very nicely preserved. There are three minor indentation in the 30 minute register close to the hand. There is a minor area of slight discolouration in the moon phases subsidiary dial. Overall the dial is really very nice. The case with light surface wear that is consistent with the age of the watch. The lugs retain full proportions and are nice and thick. The crown is original. The case remains two very crisp hallmarks that are very easy to see. One in the band at 8 o'clock and a second underneath the lug. The case back with only very light wear. This 1518 has been sleeping in the same important private collection since it was sold at auction from the son of the original owner 10 years ago. This example has been retained in very original and very good condition.
Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts.
You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band.
Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue.
"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."