A fine and unusual yellow gold wristwatch with textured blue dial and winding crown on the back

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1980
    Reference No: 3585
    Movement No: 1'490'579
    Case No: 2'728'733
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 350, 28 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Metal buckle
    Dimensions: 36mm Width
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1980 and its subsequent sale on July 8, 1980.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Truly emblematic, the present watch recalls the aesthetics of Patek Philippe's most iconic models of the 1970s. Reference 3585 is distinguished by its bold proportions and crown that is located on the reverse of the watch. It houses the caliber 350, which was in use from 1970 until 1985. The caliber features a bi-directional peripheral rotor, wherein the rotor can swing in both directions to power the movement, and the weighted segment made of gold is located on a track surrounding the movement.

    This timepiece showcases an attractive navy blue dial that is designed with a textured finish, giving this watch a subtle twist.

  • 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. 3585
A fine and unusual yellow gold wristwatch with textured blue dial and winding crown on the back

1980
36mm Width
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
CHF6,000 - 10,000 
€5,300-8,800
$6,100-10,200

sold for CHF16,250

Contact Specialist
Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Sale
+41 22 317 81 89
aghotbi@phillips.com

The Geneva Watch Auction: EIGHT

Geneva Auction 10-11 November 2018