Patek Philippe - INTERSECT: Online Auction Hong Kong Thursday, September 16, 2021 | Phillips
    • 1968

    • 32mm diameter

    • Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1968
    Reference No: 3520/12
    Movement No: 1’160’374
    Case No: 2’669’424
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 175, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K white gold integrated Patek Philippe bracelet, max length 185mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Patek Philippe folding clasp
    Dimensions: 32mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Delivered with a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming its date of manufacture in 1968 and its subsequent date of sale on 4th September 1969.

  • Catalogue Essay

    With an elegant approach and attention to detail, Patek Philippe released the ref. 3520 in 1965 and at the time it was advertised by the firm as the world’s slimmest waterproof wristwatch in the market, thanks to its screw-down case back, The case is stamped with case maker key 1 representing 'Ed. Wenger.SA' the firm that produced the case during that period. Launched in various case materials and configurations, the reference was also made available with examples featuring an integrated bracelet. Split into two series, first series (1965 - 1977) examples were powered by cal. 175 and second series (1977 – late 1980s) examples were powered by cal. 177 stamped with a Geneva seal. The reference was discontinued in the late 1980s.

    The present example ref. 3520/12 belongs to the first series production in white gold features a bark-finished case with a charismatically matching integrated bracelet made by master bracelet maker Jean-Pierre Ecoffey confirmed by a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives indicating its bracelet in white gold.

  • 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. 3520/12
A fine white gold wristwatch with integrated bracelet

32mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$32,000 - 47,000 

Sold for HK$40,320

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