Patek Philippe - Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE Hong Kong Monday, November 28, 2016 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1971
    Reference No: 3558/1
    Movement No: 1'230'072
    Case No: 2'689'566
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, 27-460, 37 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k yellow gold Patek Philippe bracelet, 190 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold Patek Philippe folding clasp
    Dimensions: 34 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Certificat d'Origine et de Garantie dated July 1972, invoice, fitted presentation box and outer packaging. Furthermore delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1971 and its subsequent sale on 12 May 1971.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present automatic Patek Philippe bracelet watch is a highly unusual example that has been retained in exceptional and original condition. This reference cannot be found in literature, however, scholarship would indicate that it was introduced in 1968 and was in production until the early 1980s. Only a handful of examples can be found having been offered at auction, however, none are fitted with a gold Patek Philippe bracelet. In additional to this highly desirable bracelet watch, the original certificate and invoice both confirming the bracelet are included.

  • 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. 3558/1
A fine and exceptionally rare yellow gold bracelet watch with date, champagne dial, original certificate, invoice and fitted presentation box

34 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$140,000 - 200,000 

Sold for HK$175,000

Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2016