A very fine and extremely rare white gold automatic wristwatch with screw back and box

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1962
    Reference No: 3429
    Movement No: 1'111'675
    Case No: 2'624'181
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 27-460, 37 jewels, stamped twice with the Geneva seal
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold associated Audemars Piguet period pin buckle
    Dimensions: 35mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe fitted presentation box and outer packaging. Furthermore delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1962 and its subsequently sale on April 9th, 1962.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Reference 3429 was produced alongside reference 3428 in the 1960s. It features one of the most advanced automatic movement ever created: cal. 27-400, the final evolution of landmark caliber 12-600, considered a true technical masterpiece and rivalling in performance even with contemporary automatic movements.

    Reference 3429 differs from reference 3428 for its case design, featuring a more angular construction than the calatrava-inspired case of its sibling. It was realized in yellow gold, pink gold and platinum, beyond the white gold version exemplified by the present wristwatch. A very rare reference, the overall output for white gold examples is estimated to be around 200 pieces, but of these only 15 other are known, with this fresh-to-the-market piece thus being the sixteenth example to appear. White gold examples have been made between 1962 and 1969, and the present timepiece is so far the oldest among all the white 3429 known.

  • 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. 3429
A very fine and extremely rare white gold automatic wristwatch with screw back and box

百達翡麗,型號3429,非常精細及罕有,18K白金自動上弦腕錶,配旋入式後底蓋,1962年製。附錶盒和後補證書

1962
35mm Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$120,000 - 200,000 
€13,200-22,000
$15,400-25,600

sold for HK$187,500

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