Condition Report For Lot# 966 :
CASE: Minor dent, band; Very fine scratches on outer surface of case; Very fine scratches on inner surface of case; One hinge plug absent; Precious metal content marked. DIAL: Tiny flakes at 9:00 dial screw, otherwise very good. HANDS: Good. MOVEMENT PLATES: Minor scratches on plate. MOVEMENT FUNCTION: Running order (winds, sets and ticks). A very nice example employing the first of Adrien Philippe's stem winding mechanisms, for which he was granted a patent on April 22, 1845. See "Patek Philippe" by Huber and Banbery, pages 49- 52, for more information regarding Philippe's experimentation and development of reliable stem winding and setting.