Patek Philippe - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: X Hong Kong Friday, July 10, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1965
    Reference No: 3425
    Movement No: 1’114’258
    Case No: 2’681’479
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 27-460 A, 37 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Gold plated pin buckle
    Dimensions: 35mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Further accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated April 1970. Further delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming its date of manufacture in 1965 and its subsequent date of sale on 3rd October 1969.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Launched in 1960, Patek Philippe introduced three self-winding waterproof chronometer references 3425, 3440 and 3444. With common traits across the three references, they were all powered by cal. 27-460, which was the best self-winding calibre at the time. Furthermore, all references featured a two-piece screw-back case, though made by different case makers.

    The reference 3425 featured a two-piece case made by A. Wenger identifiable via key no.4 stamped inside the case back. The present example in yellow gold from 1965 is accompanied by its original Certificate of Origin elevating the originality of this present piece. Additionally, it is double signed by acclaimed Swiss retailer Gübelin printed inside the small seconds at 6 O’clock, which further heightens the rarity for the present lot.

  • 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. 3425
A fine and rare yellow gold wristwatch with small seconds and Certificate of Origin, retailed by Gübelin

35mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$50,000 - 100,000 

Sold for HK$112,500

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: X

Hong Kong Auction 10 July 2020