Patek Philippe - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII Hong Kong Thursday, November 25, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 1980s
    Reference No: 3553-2
    Movement No: 1’363’393
    Case No: 2’767’999
    Material: 18K white gold and diamonds
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 177, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K white gold bark-finished Patek Philippe integrated bracelet, max length 190mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Patek Philippe folding clasp
    Dimensions: 26mm width x 33mm length
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present Patek Philippe white gold and diamond-set rectangular-shaped wristwatch via the ref. 3553-2 is an eloquent example of the exciting trend of the 1980s. Interesting and wonderfully executed by hand, the watch features a bark-finished silvered dial elegantly matched with an integrated bracelet with the same textured finish giving the watch a whole different appeal compared to its regular ref. 3553. Doubled signed by Toni Cavalti on the dial, it is certainly one of the rarer retailer signatures seen. Well-preserved with sharp case edges and crisp hallmarks, collectors of dress watches are highly recommended to take a closer look at this example.

  • 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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Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 3553-2
A fine and attractive white gold and diamond-set wristwatch with integrated bracelet, retailed by Toni Cavalti

Circa 1980s
26mm width x 33mm length
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$50,000 - 80,000 

Sold for HK$100,800

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2001

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII

Hong Kong Auctions 25-26 November 2021