• IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A  auction at Christies

    Sale 1369

    IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A CONNOISSEUR'S VISION

    16 November 2009, Geneva

  • Lot 330

    Patek Philippe. A fine 18K white gold automatic wristwatch with date and textured bezel

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, REF. 3445, MOVEMENT NO. 1'117'908, CASE NO. 328'676, MANUFACTURED IN 1970

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    Patek Philippe. A fine 18K white gold automatic wristwatch with date and textured bezel
    Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, ref. 3445, movement no. 1'117'908, case no. 328'676, manufactured in 1970
    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 white gold baton numerals, window for date, subsidiary seconds, circular water-resistant-type case, textured bezel, downturned faceted lugs, screw back, 18K white 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 1970 and its subsequent sale on 26 August 1970.
    Reference 3445 was in production from 1961 to 1981, the white gold examples were available with silvered brushed dial with black hard enamel Roman numerals, white matte dial or blue brushed dial, the latter two with applied white gold baton numerals and white gold feuille hands.

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