Patek Philippe - The Geneva Watch Auction: SEVEN Geneva Saturday, May 12, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1971
    Reference No: 3367/1
    Movement No: 1'245'901
    Case No: 2'690'670
    Material: 18K white gold and diamond-set
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 13.5, 20 jewels, stamped twice with the Geneva Seal
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K white gold Patek Philippe integrated mesh bracelet, max length 180mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Patek Philippe buckle
    Dimensions: 21.5mm Length, 19.5 Width
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by the original Certificate d'Origine et de Garantie dated December 1971 and aPatek Philippe pouche. Furthermore delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1971 and its subsequent sale on December 10th, 1971.

  • Catalogue Essay

    While Patek Philippe is mostly renowned for its complicated creations, the firm produced also some remarkable bejeweled lady's timepieces. While the execution of such gem-set pieces is continuous throughout the history of the firm up to modern days, it is possibly during the 1960s and 1970s that the most creative lady's watches were designed and produced. This can be considered a "byproduct" of the taste of the time, which put elaborate, often textured and/or gem-set cases in the center stage, while the dial becomes temporarily less adorned. The present watch perfectly embodies the spirit of that epoch, with the aesthetic effect of the piece entrusted exclusively to the case/bracelet execution. Not only it is offered complete with its original certificate, but furthermore it is in extremely well-preserved condition, with hardly any warping - inevitable consequence of long-term wear - to the bracelet.

  • Artist Biography

    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. 3367/1
A very fine and extremely elegant white gold and diamond-set rectangular-shaped lady's bracelet watch with concealed dial and certificate

21.5mm Length, 19.5 Width
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for CHF15,000

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The Geneva Watch Auction: SEVEN

Geneva Auction 12-13 May 2018