Patek Philippe - The Watch Auction: One Geneva Saturday, May 9, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1967
    Reference No: 3445
    Movement No: 1'125'411
    Case No: 322'644
    Material: 18k white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, 27-460M
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold buckle, signed PPC
    Dimensions: 35mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1967 and its subsequent sale on October 10th, 1967

  • Catalogue Essay

    Reference 3445 was the first simple calendar wristwatch manufactured by Patek Philippe. In production for 20 years from 1961 to 1981 the reference was made in either yellow, pink, white gold and in platinum and was fitted with the automatic calibre, 27-460M.Manufactured in 1967 and sold the same year, the present reference 3445 in white gold with Breguet numerals proves something of a mystery. Until today, there is no record of a reference 3445 fitted with the highly charismatic Breguet dial which completely changes the look of this celebrated reference.Fresh to the market and offered in very appealing original condition, the present wristwatch combines looks, exclusivity and wearability for the connoisseur of fine vintage watches.

  • 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. 3445
A rare and attractive white gold wristwatch with date and Breguet numerals

35mm. Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

CHF16,000 - 24,000 

Sold for CHF70,000

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The Watch Auction: One

Geneva Auction 10 May 2015 6:30pm