An attractive yellow gold wristwatch with date, center seconds and the certificate of origin

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1992
    Reference No: 3998
    Movement No: 1’910’741
    Case No: 2’889’645
    Model Name: Calatrava
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 315SC, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Patek Philippe crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe buckle
    Dimensions: 33mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With original Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin, Japanese Service Center Registered Guarantee Card and leather portfolio. Further with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with Velvet-finished opaline dial in 1992 and its subsequent sale on December 8th, 1992

  • Catalogue Essay

    Patek Philippe produced the reference 3998 from 1989 until 2005 as part of its legendary Calatrava collection. The watches were sold in a variety of styles, ranging from models with diamond or sapphire-set dials, black dials and even a limited edition model for the retailer Garrard, The Crown Jewellers. The present watch is fresh to the market and is offered in well preserved condition along with its original certificate of origin.

  • Maker Bio

    Patek Philippe

    Swiss • 1839

    Since its founding in 1839, this famous Geneva-based firm has been surprising its clientele with superbly crafted timepieces fitted with watchmaking's most prestigious complications. Traditional and conservative designs are found across Patek Philippe's watches made throughout their history — the utmost in understated elegance.

    Well-known for the Graves Supercomplication — a highly complicated pocket watch that was the world’s most complicated watch for 50 years — this family-owned brand has earned a reputation of excellence around the world. Patek's complicated vintage watches hold the highest number of world records for results achieved at auction compared with any other brand. For collectors, key models include the reference 1518, the world's first serially produced perpetual calendar chronograph, and its successor, the reference 2499. Other famous models include perpetual calendars such as the ref. 1526, ref. 3448 and 3450, chronographs such as the reference 130, 530 and 1463, as well as reference 1436 and 1563 split seconds chronographs. Patek is also well-known for their classically styled, time-only "Calatrava" dress watches, and the "Nautilus," an iconic luxury sports watch first introduced in 1976 as the reference 3700 that is still in production today.

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Ref. 3998
An attractive yellow gold wristwatch with date, center seconds and the certificate of origin

百達翡麗,「Calatrava」型號3998,18K黃金自動上弦腕錶,約1992年製。附原裝證書和後補證書

1992
33mm. Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$80,000 - 120,000 
€8,800-13,200
$10,300-15,400

sold for HK$81,250

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
thomasperazzi@phillips.com

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
ziyongho@phillips.com

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
jillchen@phillips.com

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SIX

Hong Kong Auction 29 May 2018