A fine white gold oval wristwatch with Roman numerals

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1973
    Reference No: 3589
    Movement No: 1'283'160
    Case No: 524'792
    Model Name: Ellipse
    Material: 18k white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, 28-255, 36 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black calf leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold Patek Philippe Henri Stern buckle
    Dimensions: 33 mm. width
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1973 and its subsequent sale on 27 June 1973.

  • Catalogue Essay

    This white gold reference 3589 features an attractive blue dial and Roman numerals. The case is preserved in wonderful condition with a hallmark to the case back.

  • 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. 3589
A fine white gold oval wristwatch with Roman numerals

百達翡麗,精細,18K白金橢圓形自動上弦腕錶,“Ellipse”,型號3589,1973年製

1973
33 mm. width
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$30,000 - 50,000 
€3,500-5,900
$3,700-6,200

sold for HK$43,750

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2016