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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1974
    Reference No: 3574
    Movement No: 1'226'318
    Case No: 524'947
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Mechanical, 23-300, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Patek Philippe crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Patek Philippe buckle
    Dimensions: 35 mm. width
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch is set with silvered dial with Calatrava cross pattern in 1974 and its subsequent sale on 19 January 1976.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Manufactured in 1974, this variant is fitted with a silvered dial with the Calatrava cross pattern complementing the black baton numerals. The rarity of the present watch is also highlighted by its excellent overall condition.

  • 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. 3574
A fine stainless steel tonneau-shaped wristwatch

1974
35 mm. width
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$56,000 - 80,000 
€6,700-9,600
$7,000-10,000

Sold for HK$81,250

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