Patek Philippe Vintage "The Hour Glass" 18K Yellow Gold Ref. 1593J

$17,500.00 USD

Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
Model: Vintage "The Hour Glass"
Reference Number: 1593J
Movement: Manual winding
Condition: Good, surface scratches on the crystal that can be erased with a light buffing, minor loss on the surface of the dial
Gender: Men’s/Unisex
Time Period: 1944 - 1967 
Retail / Compare-At Price: n/a collector’s item
Our Best Price: $17,500 

Movement: -
Caliber: 9''90
Jewels: 18

Case Material: 18K yellow gold Markovsky
Case Diameter: 32.5 mm x 25.5 mm - 41 mm x 25.5 mm (overall length including the lugs
Thickness: 10.5 mm
Waterproof: -
Water Resistance: -
Material Bezel: Fixed 18K yellow gold
Glass: Domed split acrylic 
Dial: Silver  
Dial Numerals: Yellow gold applied Arabic numeral, dart-shaped and dot hour indices (minor signs of oxidation due to age)

Bracelet color: Brown
Bracelet Material: Leather
Clasp: Tang
Clasp material: 18K yellow gold

Hours, minutes, subsidiary small seconds dial at 6 o'clock

Tonneau elongated tank-shaped case with concave sides
Two-body, solid, polished and brushed case, overhanging large pillar-shaped lugs and a domed and faceted split crystal 
Yellow gold applied leaf-shaped hour/minute hands and small seconds hand
Solid 18K yellow gold snap-on case back
Bimetallic balance with overcoiled spring-micrometer regulator 
Straight-line lever escapement, Gyromax balance, self compensating Bréguet balance spring
Seal of Genève quality mark
Côtes de Genève adorning the bridges and Perlage covering some of the movement's internal plates
This mechanism oscillates at the frequency of 19,800 vph (3 Hz)
Originally released in 1944, this model with was the precurseur and inspired similarly designed models like the ref. 2441 and 2442. The production lasted for a long time (from 1944 to 1967) with fewer than 1,000 watches made.
AKA "The Hour Glass"
Incomplete (no box, with extract from the Patek Philippe Archives on order)