A fine and rare yellow gold wristwatch with date, Roman numerals and original certificate

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 1969
    Reference No: 3445
    Movement No: 1'128'785
    Case No: 324'758
    Model Name: Calatrava
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, 27-460, 37 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Brown Patek Philippe reptile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold Patek Philippe buckle stamped PPC
    Dimensions: 35 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Certificat d'Origine et de Garantie dated September 1969 and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Introduced in 1961, reference 3445 was Patek Philippe's first automatic calendar wristwatch to be made in a series. The reference was discontinued in 1981. Fresh to the market, the watch is presented in excellent and original condition, still retaining its sharp edges and incredibly crisp hallmark. The watch is further distinguished by the highly unusual Roman numeral dial, that is confirmed by the accompanying original certificate.

  • 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. 3445
A fine and rare yellow gold wristwatch with date, Roman numerals and original certificate

百達翡麗,精細及罕有,18K黃金自動上弦腕錶,配日曆顯示及羅馬數字,“Calatrava”,型號3445,附證書,約1969年製

Circa 1969
35 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$80,000 - 120,000 

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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