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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1964
    Reference No: 3445
    Movement No: 1'122'149
    Case No: 316'706
    Material: 18k white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 27-460, 37 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Patek Philippe, 18k white gold buckle
    Dimensions: 35mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1964 and its subsequent sale on January 11, 1965

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Patek Philippe reference 3445 was introduced in 1961 and ceased production in 1981. Featuring a date indication at 3 o'clock, it is recognized as one of Patek Philippe's most elegant and timeless wristwatches.

    Reference 3445 was available in various case metals over its period of manufacture, but rarely with diamonds as in this example.

    Standing out from other reference 3445s, this watch is highlighted by 11 diamonds as hour markers, three baguettes for the quarters and a further eight for the remaining hours. The present watch furthermore impresses by its attractive dial color, perfectly matching the white gold case, a versatile combination suitable for all dress occasions.

  • 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. 3445
A fine and rare white gold wristwatch with diamond hour-markers and date

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

Estimate
CHF20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for CHF27,500

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Geneva Watch Auction: TWO

Geneva Auction 7 & 8 November 2015 6:30pm