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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1993
    Reference No: 3998
    Movement No: 1'912'357
    Case No: 2'946'762
    Model Name: Calatrava
    Material: 18k pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, 315 SC. 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Patek Philippe crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k pink gold Patek Philippe buckle stamped PPC
    Dimensions: 33.5 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed, case further engraved 121/150
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated October 1993, product literature, instruction manual and leather wallet. Furthermore delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with velvet rose dial and 11 Breguet numerals in pink gold in 1993 and its subsequent sale on 27 October 1993.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Reference 3998 S is a special edition of the traditional reference 3998. It is highlighted with Breguet numerals and a pink dial. The present watch is numbered 121 of a limited edition of 150 examples.

    Garrard, The Crown Jewellers, celebrated their 150th anniversary in 1993 and are one of Patek Philippe's long term retailers. This special edition was introduced to celebrate the occasion.

  • 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. 3998
A fine and rare pink gold limited edition wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date, pink dial, Breguet numerals and original certificate, made for the 150th anniversary of Garrard

33.5 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed, case further engraved 121/150

HK$90,000 - 150,000 

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: ONE

Hong Kong Auction 1 December 2015 11am