Patek Philippe - The Geneva Watch Auction: XVIII Geneva Friday, November 3, 2023 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 1963
    Reference No: 3433
    Movement No: 1'112'176
    Case No: 2'626'262
    Model Name: "Hausmann"
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 27-460, 37 jewels, stamped twice with the Geneva Seal
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel pin buckle
    Dimensions: 36mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with silvered dial and diamond hour markers in 1962 and its subsequent sale on July 16, 1963

  • Catalogue Essay

    Whenever one seeks for an elegant and timeless wristwatch, it is rather often that Patek Philippe is the name that is mentioned, and perhaps for the very right reasons. The Patek Philippe ref. 3433 is an example that ticks all the boxes, elegant, large, waterproof and self-winding.

    Reference 3433 was launched in 1960 and was the direct successor to reference 2551. It was fitted with calibre 27-460, newly introduced in the same year. Cal. 27-460 is the new name given to the final evolution of cal. 12-600, considered by many one of the best automatic movements ever made in the entire history of watchmaking.

    it is also one of only 4 examples known in platinum and the only one known to feature diamond markers and the Hausamm signature above the subsidiary seconds. Founded in Rome in 1794 by Ernst Hausmann and Hermann Frielingsdorf, Hausmann & Co. is one of Patek Philippe's most prominent retailers in Italy.

    In overall very well preserved condition the watch features crisp stepped case and lugs , crisp hallmarks on the outer lugs. Unusual and elegant the reference 3433 features a dash of “disco volante” playfulness perfectly fitting the wrist.

  • 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. 3433
An uber rare and well preserved platinum automatic wristwatch with diamond markers retailed by Hausmann

Circa 1963
36mm Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

CHF80,000 - 160,000 

Sold for CHF158,750

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XVIII

Geneva Auction 3 - 4 November 2023