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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1969
    Reference No: 3445/6
    Movement No: 1'129'289
    Case No: 323’157, caseback engraved, “AC”
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 27-460M, 37 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K white gold Patek Philippe integral mesh bracelet, max length 170mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Patek Philippe clasp stamped JPE (Jean-Pierre Ecoffey)
    Dimensions: 35mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: With black leather Patek Philippe presentation box, original certificate of origin stamped Arte Suizo, Country Club, Caracas, and outer packaging. Further delivered with Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with white gold bracelet in 1969 and its subsequent sale on December 30th, 1969

  • Catalogue Essay

    Patek Philippe introduced the reference 3445 in 1961 as their first simple calendar wristwatch in a series, which was additionally automatic and waterproof. It was produced in several configurations with and without lugs, silvered, champagne and blue dials, as well as with diamond numerals. The two piece Antoine Gerlach case was made in yellow, white and pink gold as well as platinum.

    The present example is the reference 3445/6, which designates the watch is with an integral bracelet, and it is only the 3rd known with a Jean-Pierre Ecoffey bracelet. Accompanied with its presentation box and original certificate of origin, this rare and early example is sure to please all collectors.

  • 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. 3445/6
A rare and attractive white gold wristwatch with date, bracelet and original presentation box and certificate of origin

35mm. Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$56,000 - 80,000 

Sold for HK$68,750

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SIX

Hong Kong Auction 29 May 2018