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    Sale 1357

    Important Watches

    17 November 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 265

    Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18K pink gold automatic wristwatch with date

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, REF. 3445, MOVEMENT NO. 1'124'862, CASE NO. 321'959, MANUFACTURED IN 1966

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    Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18K pink gold automatic wristwatch with date
    Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, ref. 3445, movement no. 1'124'862, case no. 321'959, manufactured in 1966
    Cal. 27-460 M nickel-finished lever movement stamped twice with the Geneva seal, 37 jewels, Gyromax balance, free sprung regulator, gold rotor, silvered brushed dial, applied pink gold baton numerals, subsidiary seconds, window for date, circular water-resistant-type case, screw back, facetted downturned lugs, 18K pink 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 1966 and its subsequent sale on 30 March 1967.

    It has never been offered in public before and is believed to be one of only 15 examples of reference 3445 in pink gold to appear at auction to date.

    Reference 3445 was in production from 1961 to 1981, the majority cased in yellow gold. Examples in pink gold, such as the present watch, are exceedingly rare. The appeal of this watch is furthermore enhanced by its excellent overall condition.