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

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1967
    Reference No: 3503
    Movement No: 1’136’564
    Case No: 2’653’945
    Model Name: “Square”
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 175, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe pin buckle
    Dimensions: 26mm width x 26mm length
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Further accompanied by unstamped and undated Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin. Further delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming its date of manufacture in 1967 and its subsequent date of sale on 12th September 1967.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Patek Philippe ref. 3503 obviously nicknamed the “Square” was introduced initially in 1963 replacing its former and slightly thicker ref. 3430. Housed inside the two piece case made by Geneva based casemaker F. Baumgartner identifiable by key no. 2 is the caliber 175, an ultra-thin manually wound caliber finished to Geneva Seal standards.

    The present example in yellow gold with thinly painted indexes is offered with the original Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin and a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming its black painted indexes from 1967.

  • 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. 3503
A fine and elegant yellow gold square-shaped wristwatch with Certificate of Origin

26mm width x 26mm length
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$15,500 - 23,500 

Sold for HK$30,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: X

Hong Kong Auction 10 July 2020