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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1996
    Reference No: 3998
    Movement No: 3'004'705
    Case No: 2'996'469
    Material: Platinum and diamonds
    Calibre: Automatic, 315 SC, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Patek Philippe crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Patek Philippe Henri Stern buckle stamped PPC
    Dimensions: 34 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated March 1997. Furthermore delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1996 and its subsequent sale on 19 March 1997, product literature, instruction manual and wallet.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Reference 3998 was introduced in 1989 and discontinued in 2005. The present watch fitted with a black dial and diamond-set indexes which is confirmed on the original certificate, is seldom seen at auction, and is preserved in excellent overall 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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Ref. 3998
A fine and rare platinum and diamond-set wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date, black dial and original certificate

1996
34 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$150,000 - 250,000 

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
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Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
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Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: ONE

Hong Kong Auction 1 December 2015 11am