Collector Condition 1951 35mm Solid 18ct Rose Gold Patek Philippe with Box and Papers Investment Watch

The Overview

We are working with a UK based collector who has asked us to market a selection of his watches. As part of the offer each watch has had a full service and refurbishment by the UK’s leading watchmaker, Steven Hale Watch Restoration. Each watch will come with a 2 year guarantee from Steve Hale and a lifetime guarantee on the authenticity by Sonning Vintage Watches.

Patek Philippe are quite simply the most famous and most prestigious watchmaker in the world. They have broken pretty much every record in terms of accuracy, price, rarity and waiting lists. Founded in 1839 they created many of the most famous watches in the world.

This example is an extremely rare 35mm model in solid 18ct rose gold. The case is in excellent condition with only the most minor signs of wear. The original Patek signed dial is untouched and has aged to a beautiful champagne/honey colour (we also have a WhatsApp video of the watch on my wrist if required). The applied rose gold Arabic hour numbers at the quarters with batons in between and rose gold hands along with the rose gold sub-second hand create a stunning look. The very high quality Patek signed manual wind movement is in excellent condition and has just been fully serviced by SHWR. The watch sits on a new, dark brown leather strap with yellow gold plated buckle.

As few as 1 in 500 watches of this age have paperwork and we have the original sales certificate of origination showing the matching movement numbers. We also have a genuine Patek box from this period – this isn’t the box the watch came in but it would’ve been very similar.

This is an untouched watch from horology’s most famous name in collector condition with box and papers. A truly rare and beautiful piece.


The Case

The case is in excellent condition with only the most minor signs of wear. The case measures 35mm across, excluding the crown and 43mm long including the lugs. The inside case is signed ‘Patek Philippe & Co Geneve Swiss’ and the references ‘659571 & 1543’.


The Movement

The very high quality Patek signed manual wind movement is in excellent condition and has just been fully serviced by SHWR. The movement is signed ‘Patek Philippe & Co Geneve Swiss’, ‘Adjusted to Heat , Cold, Isochronism’ and Five 5 Positions’, ‘Eighteen 18 Jewels’ and the movement number is ‘967834’.


About Sonning Vintage Watches

Sonning Vintage Watches are one of the largest prestige brand vintage watch retailers on the Internet carrying stock of around £700,000; we’ve sold over 3,000 vintage watches across the world since our formation in 2009. We’re based in Berkshire and Nottingham and spend 1- 2 days a week in London. Whilst we’re an Internet business we do ‘show’ 90% of our watches prior to sale and travel across England to meet prospective buyers.


Why Purchase a Watch from SVW

We provide a lifetime guarantee on the authenticity and provenance of all our watches and come with a full printed Receipt of Sale and Insurance Valuation. Purchasing from SVW gives you the protection and reassurance of buying from an incorporated company with outstanding customer testimonials.

We provide a high quality box and use the Royal Mail Special Delivery for the UK and DHL for overseas sales. They are insured for the full purchase value.

See what our customers say – 100% positive feedback on all our sales sites and over 40% of our customers buy again or refer us!


Couriering and Pre-Delivery Inspection

We use the Royal Mail’s Guaranteed next day service for UK sales and DHL for all overseas shipping. All our watches are fully serviced, but prior to couriering each one will undergo a 3 day pre-delivery check to ensure the watch is in perfect condition.


The Conclusion

This is a beautiful example of a watch from one of horology’s most famous names and will, if history is any judge, provide an excellent financial investment as well as a possession to treasure and enjoy. I will provide an insurance valuation in excess of my asking price. Please appreciate the difficulty of photographing this piece, it looks even better in real life. Subject to your location I’ll happily show the watch.

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