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

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1976
    Reference No: 4381/3
    Movement No: 1'274'500
    Case No: 2'760'368
    Material: 18K yellow gold, diamonds and lapis lazuli
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 16-250, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K yellow gold, diamonds and lapis lazuli Patek Philippe bracelet, max length 160mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe concealed folding clasp stamped Patek Philippe Geneva
    Dimensions: 27.5mm Width
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet, ring and earrings signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with lapis lazuli dial in 1976 and its subsequent sale on September 21, 1976.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Manufactured in the 1970s, this Patek Philippe suite is comprised of a bracelet watch, ring and pair of earrings. Set with lapis lazuli and diamonds, each item is signed Patek Philippe. Particularly during the 1960s and 1970s, the brand designed many daring and elaborate creations for women. Set with hard stone and cased in precious metal, the possibilities were endless.

    As with all Patek Philippe timepieces, the bracelet is made with utmost care and the highest standards in quality. Incredibly flexible, each panel is set with a lapis lazuli stone and linked by a row of diamonds. While incredibly fashionable during the 1970s, the robust proportions and eye-catching color scheme are still incredibly in-vogue today.

  • 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. 4381/3
A lady's fine and rare yellow gold, diamond and lapis lazuli-set bracelet watch with matching earrings and ring

27.5mm Width
Case, dial, movement, bracelet, ring and earrings signed

CHF20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for CHF25,000

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The Geneva Watch Auction: SEVEN

Geneva Auction 12-13 May 2018