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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1971
    Reference No: 3587/1
    Movement No: 00'005'840
    Case No: 2'699'630
    Model Name: 'Beta 21'
    Material: 18k white gold
    Calibre: Quartz, B21, 13 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k white gold Patek Philippe bracelet, 190 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold Patek Philippe folding clasp
    Dimensions: 43 mm. width
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1971 and its subsequent sale on 30 August 1971.
    Literature: For another example of the present watch, please see Patek Philippe Museum Patek Philippe Watches, Volume II, page 251.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Cased in white gold, the present watch is the white metal counterpart to the previous lot offered. Today, the 'Beta 21' has become incredibly sought-after due to its rarity and robust proportions.

    Manufactured in 1971, this watch is one of approximately 18 estimated examples of reference 3587/1 manufactured in white gold. Incredibly heavy, it without a doubt makes a bold statement about the Swiss quartz industry and those who wear the watch.

  • 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. 3587/1
A fine and very rare white gold cushion-shaped electronic bracelet watch with sweep centre seconds and date

百達翡麗,精細及非常罕有,18K白金枕形鏈帶腕錶,配中心秒針及日曆顯示,型號3587/1,1971年製

1971
43 mm. width
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$200,000 - 400,000 
€24,100-48,200
$25,000-50,000

Sold for HK$325,000

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
[email protected]

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
[email protected]

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FOUR

Hong Kong Auction 30 May 2017