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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1968
    Reference No: 3445
    Movement No: 1'128'359
    Case No: 325'647
    Material: 18k white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 27-460M, 37 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Patek Philippe crocodile strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold Patek Philippe buckle
    Dimensions: 35mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe black leather presentation box, later polish cloth and outer packaging. Further with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming the production of the present watch in 1968 and its subsequent sale on April 10th, 1969.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Patek Philippe introduced the reference 3445, its first automatic wristwatch with date, in 1961 and continued production until 1981. Produced in all metals, and with a variety of dial types, it was a highly successful model, not only for its automatic movement but also it generous 35mm case with modern aesthetic. The watch takes on a sporty feel with its screw down case back. The present watch is a lovely example for connoisseurs of vintage timepieces.

  • 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
A fine and extremely attractive white gold wristwatch with date

1968
35mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$80,000 - 160,000 
€8,700-17,400
$10,000-20,000

Sold for HK$125,000

Contact Specialist
Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FIVE

Hong Kong Auction 28 November 2017