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Patek Philippe Rare 18kt 1950/60s Round Diamond Tennis Style Bracelet Watch



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Condition Unworn
Scope of delivery Original papers, no original box
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Reviews: 21
This dealer is from New York, New York, United States of America.
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Basic Info

Listing number 6ODYM9
Reference number Rare 18kt 1950/60s Patek Philippe Round Diamond Set Tennis S
Brand Patek Philippe
Model Aquanaut
Movement Manual winding
Case material White gold
Bracelet material White gold
Year Unknown
Condition Unworn (Mint condition, without signs of wear)
Scope of delivery Original papers, no original box
Location United States of America, New York, New York, New York


Movement Manual winding


Case material White gold
Case diameter 18 x 15 mm
Bezel material White gold
Dial White
Dial numerals No numerals


Bracelet material White gold
Bracelet color White
Clasp Jewelry clasp
Clasp material White Gold


Gemstone, Genevian Seal, Limited Edition, Only Original Parts



Wrist size fits up to 158mm
* can be extended as necessary as a complimentary service with purchase if needed

The Case dimensions 18mm across to crown x 15mm top to bottom
* Fully signed Case, Dial, Movement, Clasp, & Crown
Accompanied by original Patek Philippe presentation box

Additional Details:

The present timepiece is a fully signed very rare 1950s Patek Philippe brilliant round cut Diamond set "tennis" style bracelet watch which is signed on the case,dial, movement, clasp and crown. The timepiece comes with all original matching stones and is in perfect condition with no damage to the dial and extremely sharp hallmarks throughout indicating very little to no wear by its original owner.

While there are several examples of Patek Philippe diamond timepieces to hit the market there are very few examples which are fully signed throughout. Patek Philippe has been known to also supply movements for other manufacturers to design cases with which are called contract cases and are typically considered less valuable as well as more common.
Timepieces which are fully signed by Patek Philippe including their case dial clasp and crown are considered much more rare examples when compared to a contract cased Patek Philippe given the firms involvement from start to finish as with the present example offered here today.

Patek Philippe has been famously known for their extremely high level of craftsmanship and also for their use of only the highest quality of available materials within their gemstone timepieces to match their reputable workmanship. Very few timepieces during the 1950s were produced by the firm for their female clientele which most famously is known for vintage men's timepieces and previously famous for their complicated pocket watches.

During Post world war two, women began to become more empowered and the timepiece manufacturers and jewelry houses recognized this new energy in society and began to focus more on the women's market as new clients. Specially ordered timepieces for important clients would be commissioned which would demand only the very best timepiece designs and materials. Most probably because of the scarcity which existed of platinum after the war, many firms also resorted back to the use of 18kt white gold to design jewelry and timepieces with since so much of platinum being depleted by the war as a means to still satisfy the orders needs.

The present example is from this period and has extremely high quality VS1, brilliant round cut stones totaling approximately 57 stones in total of beautiful brilliant white individually set stones. The entire bracelet is encrusted and shines with every motion as each stone reflects the light on the bracelet which is set in a manner to be articulated giving the overall bracelet a very silky, comfortable & sophisticated style when worn.
The bracelet is completely flexible similar to a tennis bracelet style and allows for almost all facets of the diamonds to be presented as each one is set individually in highly detailed articulated fashion by their own setting. A creation which would have taken a tremendous amount of workmanship by a master gem setter during this period.

Additional detail to the exterior profile of the case reveals that the handmade case is further designed with a sophisticated level of additional workmanship not seen on many other examples which houses the dial and movement and adds further decor to the already high fashion style of the timepiece with an almost "V - like" beveling.
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Ye Olde Timekeepers, Inc.

315 Madison Avenue
3rd Floor
New York, New York, NY 10017
United States of America
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Trusted Seller since 2017
101 watches listed
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4.8 out of 5 stars  |  Reviews: 21

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