The condition of lots can vary widely and the nature of the lots sold means that they are unlikely to be in a perfect condition. Lots are sold in the condition they are in at the time of sale.
OVERALL CONDITION: Very good, considering its age
CASE: Good, surface scratches. Retains its original proportions. Caseback engraved J.Z. Gold hallmark visible under the crown and on the inside caseback
DIAL: Nice, clean and original. Some specks of dust, minute pearl track is in good condition and does not show any signs of restoration. The indexes (pearl and baton) are in good condition. The hands and original.
MOVEMENT: Ticking at the time of cataloguing, is in good condition. Two Geneva Hallmarks seen on the movement.
BRACELET: Detachable bracelet is in good condition with prominent Calatrava cross on the clasp. Surface scratches on the bracelet, overall the engraving pattern on the bracelet is crisp and prominent. Bracelet signed by Patek Philippe and Gay Frerers and the engraved numbers 2 58 suggested the bracelet was manufactured in the second quarter of 1958
This report has been prepared by Christie's specialists and is no substitute for physical examination by you and/or your advisors. Christie's specialists are not trained restorers and the report set forth above is not a comprehensive condition report prepared by a professional conservator. While we make certain observations on the work which we trust are helpful, we recommend you consult your own restorer for a more complete report. Prospective purchasers should bear in mind that this report will not disclose any imperfections which may only be revealed during the course of subsequent restoration. This report is provided to you as a courtesy and Christie's is not responsible for the accuracy or completeness of this report. Buyers are reminded that Christie's warranties with respect to property are limited as set forth in our Conditions of Sale and do not extend to condition.
Effective 7 February 2022
A buyer’s premium is payable by the successful buyer of an item at auction, based on the hammer price of each lot sold. The current buyer’s premium rates are an amount equal to 26% of the hammer price of each lot up to and including £700,000/US$1,000,000; plus 20% of the hammer price from £700,001/US$1,000,001 up to and including £4,500,000/US$6,000,000 and 14.5 per cent from £4,500,001/US$6,000,001.