Patek Philippe Vintage Top Hat 18K Yellow Gold Ref. 1450J Circa 1950

$13,200.00 USD

DESCRIPTION


DETAILS
Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
Model: Vintage Top Hat
Reference Number: 1450J
Condition: Very good, wear consistent with age and use
Gender: Men’s/Unisex
Time Period: 1950 
Retail / Compare-At Price: n/a collector’s item
Our Best Price: $13,200 

THE CALIBER
Movement: Manual winding
Caliber: PP 9'''90
Jewels: 18

THE CASE
Case Material: 18K yellow gold
Case Diameter: 37 mm x 25 mm
Thickness: 9.5 mm
Waterproof: -
Water Resistance: -
Material Bezel: Fixed stepped 18K yellow gold
Glass: Domed acrylic  
Dial: Silver matte 
Dial Numerals: Yellow gold applied baton-shaped and dot hour indices 


THE BRACELET/STRAP
Bracelet color: Black
Bracelet Material: Leather
Clasp: Tang
Clasp material: Original Patek Philippe plated yellow gold 1950s

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

OTHERS
Rectangular shape case
18K yellow gold solid two-body case, hooded lugs, and curved stepped Art Deco bezel
Yellow gold applied stick-shaped hour/minute hands and small seconds hand
Solid 18K yellow gold snap-on case back with a monogram engraved by previous owner (HRM)
The 9-90 caliber manual winding movement was in production from 1934 to 1967. Its dimensions are 18 mm by 25.6 mm with a thickness of 3.65 mm. It is constructed 18 jewels, a bimetallic balance with overcoiled spring-micrometer regulator, a straight-line lever escapement, a Gyromax balance, a self-compensating Bréguet balance spring, the seal of Genève quality mark, and a côtes de Genève decoration adorning the bridges and a perlage decoration covering some of the movement's internal plates.
This caliber experienced some updates with the incorporation of the Gyromax balance. Moreover, a Bréguet overcoil hairspring later replaced the initial flat hairspring.
This mechanism oscillates at the frequency of 19,800 vph (3 Hz)
This model came in three variants, yellow gold, rose gold, and platinum.
AKA "Top Hat"
The Patek Philippe Top Hat production debuted in 1940, and was there and then an iconic design that represented the fashion and style of the Art Deco era. It was discontinued in the 1960's.
Incomplete (no box, with an extract from the Patek Philippe Archives confirming the manufacture in 1950)

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