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    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 277

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


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    Patek Philippe. A fine and attractive 18K white gold automatic wristwatch with date
    Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, ref. 3558, movement no. 1’231’341, case no. 2’695’413, manufactured in 1971
    MOVEMENT: automatic, cal. 27-460M PM stamped twice with the Geneva Seal, 37 jewels
    DIAL: silvered, brushed, applied white gold baton numerals, beady minute divisions, window for date
    CASE: 18K white gold, satined faceted lugs, screw back, 34 mm. diam.
    SIGNED: case, dial and movement
    BUCKLE: 18K white gold Patek Philippe buckle
    ACCOMPANIED BY: Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1971 and its subsequent sale on 15 August 1972, and a Patek Philippe sales tag

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    The present reference 3558 is a fine example of this rare model, distinguished by the white gold case and generally very good overall condition. It is believed to be the so far only seventh specimen of this reference to have appeared in public.

    Reference 3558
    Reference 3558 was in production from 1968 until around 1980, available in yellow and white gold. The model exists also with attached bracelet, ref. 3558-1

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