Just Beautiful 1990’s Solid 18ct Gold Patek Philippe 3802 Gents Vintage Watch

The Overview

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 particular model was made in the mid 1990’s – the serial number is 1.91million and the first to be made in 1990 was 1.85million so it’s around 1996/7. The solid 18ct yellow gold case is in overall very good condition with minor signs of wear to the case sides and case back. I’ve tried to capture these on the photographs and they’re barely noticeable to the naked eye. We can have the case polished and it takes 3 weeks and costs around £200. The original crisp white Patek signed dial is in excellent condition and classically elegant. The black Roman numerals and black hands against the white are perfectly framed by the solid 18ct gold ‘hob-nail’ bezel. The super high grade automatic movement with the solid 18ct gold rotor is in excellent condition and has just been serviced by our professional watchmaker. The watch sits on a genuine black Patek Philippe alligator strap with solid 18ct gold Patek buckle. The strap is relatively poor condition and they can be bought from PP for around £450 (the buckles, which can be used with a new PP strap are £710). The buckle is designed for a Patek strap and is 14mm and whilst we can replace the strap with a Hirsch the buckle won’t fit. We’d also need to cut the Patek off so it would be ruined. Whilst we have no paperwork we are happy to apply for an extract of archives from Patek and this usually take 6 to 8 weeks.

Patek are quite simply the most desirable watches in the world. The case is 33mm across excluding the Patek winding crown so it’s a fairly small watch and I’d be happy to provide a WhatsApp video on my wrist to give you an idea of the size. We will include a 12 month guarantee on the movement.

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The Case

The solid 18ct yellow gold case is in overall very good condition with minor signs of wear to the case sides and case back. I’ve tried to capture these on the photographs and they’re barely noticeable to the naked eye. We can have the case polished and it takes 3 weeks and costs around £200. The case measures 33mm across excluding the Patek signed winding crown and 39mm long including the lugs. The inside case is signed ‘Patek Philippe Geneva Swiss’, ‘2972004’ and ‘3802/200’.

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The Movement

The super high grade automatic movement with the solid 18ct gold rotor is in excellent condition and has just been serviced by our professional watchmaker. The movement is signed ‘Patek Philippe Geneve Swiss’, ‘Twenty Nine 29 Jewels’, ‘Adjusted to Heat Cold Isochronism’ and the movement number and calibre are ‘1915259 & 315SC’.

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The Box, Papers and Sonning Warranty

As with the majority of pre-owned watches that are 10 years or older, this particular watch does not come with its original box or paperwork. The watch is 100% genuine and rest assured we provide a lifetime guarantee on the authenticity and provenance of all the watches we sell.

Although there is no original paperwork, we do provide a written invoice and 3 page insurance valuation with the pictures of the watch and all available reference numbers. We also give a 12 month warranty on all our watches. We also stock a good selection of vintage watch boxes to help complete your purchase.

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About Sonning Vintage Watches

Sonning Vintage Watches are one of the largest prestige brand vintage watch retailers on the Internet carrying stock of around £500,000; 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.

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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!

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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.

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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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