• Lot 205

    Patek Philippe. A fine 18K gold automatic wristwatch with date, luminous numerals and hands


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    Patek Philippe. A fine 18K gold automatic wristwatch with date, luminous numerals and hands
    Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, ref. 3445, movement no. 1'123'553, case no. 318'859, manufactured in 1965
    Cal. 27-460 M nickel-finished lever movement stamped twice with the Geneva seal, 37 jewels, Gyromax balance, free sprung regulator, 18K gold rotor, silvered brushed dial, applied gold baton numerals with luminous accents, luminous hands, outer dot minute divisions, window for date, subsidiary seconds, circular water-resistant-type case, faceted lugs, screw back, 18K gold Patek Philippe buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    35 mm. diam.

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    With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1965 and its subsequent sale on 14 December 1965. Furthermore delivered with a copy of the Patek Philippe servicing invoice dated 17 January 2008 and fitted black presentation box.

    This watch has never been offered at auction before and is thought to be the only example of a reference 3445 in yellow gold featuring a luminous dial to appear in public to date.

    Reference 3445 was in production from 1961 until 1981. It is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, second edition, pp. 220 & 221.

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