A fine and very rare white gold wristwatch with date

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1968
    Reference No: 3541
    Movement No: 1'125'986
    Case No: 321'052
    Material: 18k white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, 27-460 M, 37 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Patek Philippe crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold Patek Philippe buckle
    Dimensions: 36 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1968 and its subsequent sale on 27 June 1968.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Reference 3541 is a very rare reference to begin with, however, those cased in white gold are extremely rare. The reference is very similar to the famous reference 3445, however, it is fitted with a wide case diameter and lugs which are larger and with more prominent facets. The present watch has been retained in unpolished condition with very sharp edges and very crisp gold marks. The watch is a highly charismatic example of an automatic wristwatch with date and it is in extremely fine shape indeed.

  • 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. 3541
A fine and very rare white gold wristwatch with date

百達翡麗,精細及非常罕有,18K白金自動上弦腕錶,配日曆顯示,型號3541,1968年製

1968
36 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$80,000 - 120,000 
€9,400-14,100
$10,000-15,000

sold for HK$162,500

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2016