Patek Philippe - Geneva Watch Auction: TWO Geneva Saturday, November 7, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1967
    Reference No: 3514G
    Movement No: 1'125'387
    Case No: 322'902
    Material: 18k white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 27-460M, 37 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold buckle, signed PPCo.
    Dimensions: 34mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1967 and date of sale on September 28th, 1967

  • Catalogue Essay

    Throughout Patek Philippe’s wristwatch history, arguably its most iconic model is the classic Calatrava design. Reference 3514 was in production from 1964 to 1971, and the case was made available in all precious metals. The present watch in white gold is fresh to the market and is in superb condition.

    What makes this watch particularly rare is the combination of the dial and hour markers. Typically, the dials of the reference 3514 are fitted with baton hour markers, whereas this rare gem is presented with black Breguet hour numerals on a stunning silvered, sunburst dial.

    Made in 1967, it is one of only three known with Breguet numerals. Not only is this an exceedingly rare example of the reference 3514, importantly, its case remains in remarkable condition with extremely sharp lines and crisp definition. This watch would be the perfect addition to any collection, as it provides the vintage watch aficionado both wearability and exclusivity.

  • 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. 3514G
An extremely rare and elegant white gold wristwatch with date, silvered sunburst dial and Breguet numerals

34mm Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

CHF25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for CHF52,500

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Geneva Watch Auction: TWO

Geneva Auction 7 & 8 November 2015 6:30pm