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    Sale 1353

    Important Pocketwatches and Wristwatches

    12 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 144

    Patek Philippe. A fine and extremely rare 18K white gold wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, detachable white gold bracelet and box

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, REF. 3411, MOVEMENT NO. 711'061, CASE NO. 2'635'949, MANUFACTURED IN 1963

    Price Realised  

    Patek Philippe. A fine and extremely rare 18K white gold wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, detachable white gold bracelet and box
    Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, ref. 3411, movement no. 711'061, case no. 2'635'949, manufactured in 1963
    Cal. 27 SC nickel-finished lever movement stamped twice with the Geneva seal, 18 jewels, the silvered matte dial with applied white gold baton numerals, white gold dauphine hands, sweep centre seconds, in circular case with downturned angular lugs, snap on back, stainless steel Patek Philippe buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    33 mm. diam.


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    Accompanied by Patek Philippe detached 18K white gold mesh bracelet, Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with white gold bracelet in 1963 and its subsequent sale on 12 August 1965. Furthermore delivered with Patek Philippe original fitted presentation box.

    The present watch has never been offered at auction before and is furthermore the only example of reference 3411 in white gold to appear in public to date.

    Reference 3411 was launched in 1959 and remained in production until the late 1960s. The majority was cased in yellow gold, only one example in pink gold and one in white gold, the present watch, are known to date.