Patek Philippe - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE Hong Kong Monday, November 25, 2019 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1982
    Reference No: 3893/001
    Movement No: 1’331’067
    Model Name: Calatrava
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 215, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe integrated bracelet, max length 170mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe folding clasp
    Dimensions: 33mm Diameter
    Signed: Dial, case, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Further accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin, Patek Philippe Japan registered guarantee card dated 26 November 1982, product literature and portfolio. Further delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming its date of manufacture in 1980 and its subsequent date of sale on 30th November 1981.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Calatrava has been a major threshold for Patek Philippe since the 1930’s when it was initially launched and introduced to the public. Throughout its production, the model has grown and witnessed many variations. The reference 3893 from the 1980’s was offered in various examples including a standard dial and a rare ivory dial.

    The present example is a beautiful and very good example of a Patek Philippe ref. 3893 in yellow gold with an integrated bracelet fitted with a creamy white ivory dial.

  • 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. 3893/001
A fine and attractive yellow gold wristwatch with small center seconds, ivory color dial, integrated bracelet and Certificate of Origin

33mm Diameter
Dial, case, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$60,000 - 120,000 

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE

Hong Kong Auction 25-26 November 2019