An attractive and very rare white gold wristwatch with center seconds, original Isshin guarantee and presentation box

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  • Condition Report

  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1963
    Reference No: 3504
    Movement No: 710’996
    Case No: 314’953
    Material: 18k white gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 27SC, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold Patek Philippe buckle
    Dimensions: 35mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by the original Isshin Guarantee dated January 5th, 1967, original crystal and presentation box. Further accompanied with an Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1963 and its subsequent sale on April 30th, 1964

  • Catalogue Essay

    The reference 3504 is a model extremely rare compared to its contemporaries, in fact the present model, fresh to the market, is only the fourth example to appear at auction.

    Produced between 1963 and 1964, the watch features the manual wind caliber 27SC with center seconds. The Antonie Gerlach case, is modern with faceted lugs and waterproof screw back. The watch was made exclusively in 18k white gold and it is interesting to note it never appeared in the Patek Philippe catalogue or on the price list.

    This reference 3504 is in excellent overall condition. It has been serviced in the past and while very lightly polished the case remains sharp with the facets on the lugs clear and defined. For collectors of Patek Philippe wristwatches this is a model that all should inspect, not only is it extremely rare but it is a wonderful example.

  • 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. 3504
An attractive and very rare white gold wristwatch with center seconds, original Isshin guarantee and presentation box

百達翡麗,型號3504,非常罕有,18K白金大三針腕錶,1963年製。附錶盒、原裝證書 百達翡麗型號3504,僅非常短暫於1963年至1964年兩年間生產,至今只有4枚資料存世。值得一提的是,歷年來的百達翡麗零售清單上,從來沒有提到百達翡麗型號3504的18K版本,或零售價格資料,專家學者相信為非一般常規的訂製款式,十分珍罕。

1963
35mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
HK$200,000 - 300,000 
€22,600-33,800
$25,600-38,500

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

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT

Hong Kong Auction 28 May 2019