A lady's fine and rare yellow gold, lapis lazuli and diamond-set bracelet watch

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1978
    Reference No: 4287/3
    Movement No: 1'395'002
    Case No: 2'769'486
    Material: 18k yellow gold, lapis lazuli and diamonds
    Calibre: Mechanical, 16-250, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k yellow gold Patek Philippe bracelet
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold Patek Philippe concealed folding clasp
    Dimensions: 28.5 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with lapis lazuli dial and is set with 139 diamonds weighing approximately 2.69 carats in 1978 and its subsequent sale on 31 October 1979.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present watch features a stunning lapis lazuli dial, encased with a diamond-set bezel. The bracelet features a unique knot design, which really adds presence on the wrist.

    This present lot is fresh to the market and in excellent overall condition. According to our research, this is the second known example on the market thus far.

  • Maker Bio

    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. 4287/3
A lady's fine and rare yellow gold, lapis lazuli and diamond-set bracelet watch

百達翡麗,精細及罕有,18K黃金鑲青金石及鑽石,女裝鏈帶腕錶,型號4287/3,1978年製

1978
28.5 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$120,000 - 180,000 

sold for HK$150,000

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
thomasperazzi@phillips.com

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
ziyongho@phillips.com

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
jillchen@phillips.com

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Hong Kong Auction 31 May 2016