empressissi™ is pleased to offer this fantastic and original Patek Philippe fine dress watch of the highest standards from the 40s - the 'Reference 1442' which is quite an uncommon reference from the mid 40s. We estimate this watch to be from 1946 as per a similar watch of the same reference and very close serial number, with a confirmed extract from the archives, as it appers in our Patek Philippe Public Project (PPPP) website. It is in excellent overall condition, keeping accurate time and ready to wear.
The watch houses a rare 9-90 manual wind caliber, running on 18 jewels.This is an early mass production octagon shaped caliber with three adjustments in 5 positions and cased in an original and signed PATEK PHILIPPE 18K solid yellow gold case in beautiful design. It has an original crown and original curved mineral crystal in excellent condition.
The dial is 100% original factory made Sterling silver hand made dial with hard enamel black lettering with original solid gold applied markers/numerals. In overall very good shape with just a few small signs. Has original set of solid gold hands.
This rare Patek Philippe watch measures 21mm side to side (excluding crown) and 36mm from top lug to bottom lug.
Attached to this watch is a brand new quality French hand made brown genuine leather band, slim and elegant - 16 mm wide. It comes with the original and signed PP 18K solid gold buckle.
Vintage watches are smaller than today's standards;
To avoid the inconvenience of returns merely due to wrong size expectations, Please study the listed sizes and keep in mind that in most cases, vintage watches will be smaller than today's standards and are unlikely to fit a large wrist. For your convenience, and to better understand the proportions of vintage watches sizes, download and print a copy of our unique watch size reference PDF page.