Patek Philippe - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: ONE Hong Kong Monday, November 30, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1974
    Reference No: 3588
    Movement No: 1'285'354
    Case No: 2'736'966
    Material: 18k white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, 28-255, 36 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Brown crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold buckle
    Dimensions: 35 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed, dial further bears facsimile signature and polychrome Iraqi eagle
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming the production of the present watch with blue dial in 1974 and its subsequent sale on 29 January 1981.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Reference 3588, introduced to the market in 1970, became very popular especially with Middle Eastern nations. These watches were enhanced with symbols significant to the nations requesting them, which is illustrated in the present watch, bearing the Iraqi Eagle and facsimile signature. The additional enhancement to these watches give a very well balanced look. The present reference 3588 with traditional blue dial is a perfect example.

    These watches were often given to high ranking officials and dignitary members, worthy of such a lavish and expensive gift.

  • 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. 3588
A fine and rare white gold wristwatch, made for Iraq

35 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed, dial further bears facsimile signature and polychrome Iraqi eagle

HK$120,000 - 180,000 

Sold for HK$250,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: ONE

Hong Kong Auction 1 December 2015 11am