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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1966
    Reference No: 3410
    Movement No: 733'460
    Case No: 2'642'827
    Model Name: Calatrava
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 12-AM-400, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe pin buckle
    Dimensions: 34.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe extract from the Archives confirming production in 1966 and subsequent sale on August 30, 1966.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Within the wonderfully restrained dial and case combination of the present Patek Philippe ref. 3410 lays an incredibly avant garde and superbly finished cal 27-AM400- the same movement found in the coveted ref. 3417 Amagnetic models.

    The need for anti-magnetic wristwatches started in the mid-1950s, with brands such as Rolex being commissioned by the CERN to produce a watch for their scientists. The trend was soon followed by other renowned Swiss brands such as IWC and Omega. Patek Philippe, wishing to offer their clients an accurate timepiece that would resist strong magnetic fields, developed Cal 27-AM (forAnti Magnetique) 400. The brand used gold for certain components such as for the anchor in the escapement as well as specific alloys in the balance, resulting in a resistance to magnetic fields up to 450 oersteds.

    Adding to its overall desirability is the fact that the watch is in overall extremely well-preserved condition.

  • 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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This lot is offered without Reserve


Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 3410
A very well-preserved yellow gold wristwatch with antimagnetic movement

34.5mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF4,000 - 8,000 

Sold for CHF15,120

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIV

Geneva Auction 5 & 7 November 2021