Aaron Faber Gallery
Patek Philippe platinum 3940P, circa 2008, has a stepped concave bezel, concave lugs, a solid snap-on backcase and sapphire crystals. The dial is an original variant, white porcelain with black Roman numerals, subsidiary dials for day of the month, day of the week, month, hour, perpetual calendar, leap year and aperture for moon phases. The automatic movement is caliber 240, with 27 jewels and 22K gold microrotor. Aaron Faber Gallery, New York, is known for its definitive collection of vintage and collectible wristwatches and pocketwatches in the heart of Manhattan, at the Hong Kong show, and online at www.aaronfaber.com. Proprietor Edward Faber is the author of American Wristwatches: Five Decades of Style and Design, now in its third printing and the definitive text on collecting American vintage watches. He founded Aaron Faber Gallery in 1974, at 666 Fifth Avenue in New York City, as a showcase for artist-made jewelry for which the gallery is world-famous. He began adding 20th century estate jewelry to complement the contemporary work and then, in 1980, Edward Faber began collecting and presenting vintage watches and timepieces. Now this personal passion has grown into a formidable part of the gallery's design collection. In the Best of New York, New York Magazine noted, "He's a picky curator with a critical eye, and his shop's 1,000-or-so offerings range from incredible one-of-a-kind pieces to a huge stash of sought-after brands". Edward is a founding member of the International Watch and Jewelry Guild, a member of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors and a member of the American Society of Jewelry Historians and Jewelers of America. He is a frequent lecturer on the history and value of timepieces and jewelry, with appearances on the Today Show, as well as numerous cable programs. He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, numerous watch magazines, the Cigar Aficionado and Departures and recently in blogs relating to the field of watch collecting. For more information, please visit www.aaronfaber.com.