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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1998
    Reference No: 3919
    Movement No: 1’865’333
    Case No: 4’053’435
    Model Name: Calatrava
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 215 PS, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel pin buckle
    Dimensions: 33.2mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, and movement signed
    Accessories: Delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming the date of manufacture of the present timepiece in 1998 and its subsequent date of sale on 11th November 1998.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The reference 3919 is most notable for its “Clous de Paris” hobnail pattern bezel that frames elegantly around the time-only dial. Featuring an Atelier Réunis case, the model were available in yellow gold, pink gold and white gold. Released in 1985 and discontinued in 2006, the production of this reference was split into three series. Part of the second series bearing a 1.8m serial, the present timepiece not only has a lean profile and robust caliber, it also bears a desirable trait beloved by collectors. A delicately painted black signature of the coveted jeweler, Tiffany & Co. sits finely under the maison’s signature on the pristine off-white porcelain dial. According to our research, it is estimated that no more than 25 examples of the reference in yellow gold retailed by Tiffany & Co. has resurfaced in the market. The present Calatrava ref. 3919 offered in an attractive appearance with its enhanced rarity of the Tiffany & Co’ signature speaks highly with sophistication, and a great timepiece to go along with a black-tie outfit.

  • 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. 3919
A very rare and attractive yellow gold wristwatch with “Clous de Paris” bezel, white porcelain dial, painted Roman numerals and small seconds, retailed by Tiffany & Co.

33.2mm diameter
Case, dial, and movement signed

HK$64,000 - 95,000 

Sold for HK$163,800

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XII

Hong Kong Auctions 5-6 June 2021