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A la bonne heure !
All items for sale in our HORLOGERIE ANCIENNE PHILIPPE MAS shop are completely overhauled and restored with a warranty often up to 2 years. By RESTORATION, we mean in particular all the following works which are automatically undertaken and carried out in a state of the art.
Anti-parasite treatment, pickling, waxing or varnish. The stripping of old varnishes or numerous layers of wax is done using a professional product which retains the wood’s original natural patina. It is also necessary to know how to keep certain traces or accidents due to their age …
Stripping, sanding and waxing. Repairs of a chip or missing …
Bronze or brass patterns
Stripping often by chemical bath, polishing and application to the brasses of a metal varnish preventing the return of oxidation. The patina of certain bronzes or spurts sometimes only requires good leaching …
Invisible recovery from possible accidents or cracks. The old silver dials are re-silvered or gilded. The needles are pickled then either gilded, or polished with a metal varnish finish, or painted, or hot blued…
Accessories such as hinges or locks are also disassembled, cleaned, checked, etc.
… And of course the most important for a timepiece:
They are completely revised with a play in all the pivots of the cogs. A checklist can be provided showing all the operations carried out for a real overhaul of a timepiece …
All this work, often invisible, allows us to guarantee that the object you will acquire will give you total satisfaction. We undertake to do so by offering you this WARRANTY upon purchase. The professionalism and seriousness required when restoring our objects give you the confidence that you have the right to expect when choosing an object from our shop.
Despite the care taken in our photos taken exclusively in natural light, thus reducing the often flashy side given to any object by a photo taken in flash, only in the end, the “touch” of the object will confirm the state of impeccable cleanliness obtained after restoration.
In the same way for the mechanisms, already their “visu” will bring you confirmation of their state of revision …