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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 1961
    Reference No: 3440
    Movement No: 1'111'860
    Case No: 312'597
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, 27-460, 37 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Patek Philippe crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold Patek Philippe buckle stamped PPC
    Dimensions: 34 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Literature: For another example of reference 3340, please see Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber and Alan Banbery, page 220 and 221.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Reference 3440 was introduced to the market in 1961 and in production till at least 1967. The present reference 3440 is in overall very appealing original condition and its rarity is further enhanced by the retailer's signature Tiffany & Co. on the dial.

  • 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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Σ300

Ref. 3440
A fine and rare yellow gold wristwatch, retailed by Tiffany & Co.

Circa 1961
34 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$80,000 - 120,000 

Sold for HK$118,750

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: ONE

Hong Kong Auction 1 December 2015 11am