A very rare and highly attractive stainless steel wristwatch with silvered dial

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1964
    Reference No: 3466
    Movement No: 1'113'993
    Case No: 2'638'808
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 27-460, 37 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel buckle, signed PPCo.
    Dimensions: 35mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: The present watch is accompanied by an Extract from the Archives confirming date of production of the present watch in 1964 and its subsequent sale on December 22nd, 1964

  • Catalogue Essay

    The reference 3466 is an especially desirable watch due to its masculine size, stainless steel case, and timeless, minimalist aesthetic. First introduced to the market in 1962, the model remained in production for approximately ten years before it was discontinued in the early 1970s.

    Through today, less than 20 examples of reference 3466 have appeared on the auction market. This simple, yet elegant wristwatch is from 1964, featuring the beloved automatic caliber 27-260. The superb silvered dial has aged wonderfully over the past 40-some years, having developed an even, warm patina to the lacquer coating.

    With its well-sized, 35 mm case diameter, the present lot is a classic wristwatch perfect for everyday wear that is sure to impress both novice and experienced collectors alike.

  • 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. 3466
A very rare and highly attractive stainless steel wristwatch with silvered dial

1964
35mm. Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
CHF15,000 - 25,000 
€13,800-23,000
$15,500-25,800

sold for CHF21,250

Contact Specialist
Alexandre Ghotbi
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The Geneva Watch Auction: FOUR

Geneva Auctions 12 – 13 November 2016