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

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1969
    Reference No: 3445
    Movement No: 1’117’029
    Case No: 323’849
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, 27-460M
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold buckle signed PPC
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin, leather wallet and Extract from the Archives confirming the date of manufacture in 1969 and its subsequent sale on January 19th, 1987.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present watch is an outstanding example with razor sharp edges and exactly how the watch left the factory. The dial is clean and fitted with the sought after pearls as minute markers. With the presence of the original certificate this platinum automatic wristwatch is truly exceptional and for the lovers of new old stock watches this specimen is a must. Only a handful of examples are known of the reference 3445 cased in platinum which is more commonly found in yellow or white gold examples. The reference was first introduced in 1961 and remained in production for the following 20 years when it was discontinued in 1981.

  • 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
An exceptional and rare platinum wristwatch with date and original certificate

Case, dial and movement signed

CHF30,000 - 40,000 

Sold for CHF82,500

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The Watch Auction: One

Geneva Auction 10 May 2015 6:30pm