Patek Philippe

1942 Patek Philippe Square Dress Watch 18K YG (Ref. 1431) "Retailed By Cartier" W/ Extract From The Archives

$ 22,500

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'You never actually own a Patek Philippe. You merely look after it for the next generation.’ — Patek Philippe started this now ubiquitous marketing campaign in 1966 and never looked back, though they already had an outstanding legacy since the watchmaker was founded in the year 1839. Patek built its reputation on several foundational pillars: tradition, innovation, and excellence, all of which are paramount in every timepiece they make, both old and new. 

While Cartier has been synonymous with luxury jewelry and watches since the brand's inception in 1847, the Maison is best known for their own creations. However, much like Tiffany & Co. and other jewelers, Cartier also retailed other luxury watch brands such as Rolex and Patek Philippe with the Cartier name signed directly on the dial. Much like Tiffany & Co., but even more so, these specially signed dials are extremely rare and sought after within the collector community, with only a handful surfacing every few years.


Stock # PP1431C
Brand Patek Philippe
Style Square Dress Watch
Model 1431
Serial 90XXXX / 62XXXX
Size Men's
Material 18K Yellow Gold
Dial Silver "Aged" W/ Cartier Signature
Millimeters 27x27
Strap 2pc Handmade Leather Strap


The beautiful and perfectly square 18K yellow gold case is exceptionally well-preserved, especially for its age, and retains very crisp finishing, edges, and dimensions throughout. The case also maintains very deep hallmarks and engravings throughout and retains its Cartier inventory number engraving on the top right lug in fully visible condition. The unsigned gold crown is believed to remain original to the watch. The case back features an engraving of initials that read "R S". The watch comes supplied on a 2pc handmade leather strap.


The early "Patek Phillipe & Co." dial is co-signed with the "Cartier" signature and is in well-preserved vintage condition, showing honest elements of age throughout which is expected for a non-waterproof watch of this era. The yellow gold baton hands and subsidiary seconds hand remain original to the watch and are in excellent condition. 


The watch comes with a very recent Patek Philippe Extract From The Archives. The service history is unknown and is ready for service. The service can be provided upon request at the time of service.

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