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    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 269

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



    Patek Philippe. A fine and very rare 18K pink gold automatic wristwatch
    Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, ref. 3435, movement no. 1’111’500, case no. 2’623’622, manufactured in 1962
    MOVEMENT: automatic, cal. 27-460, stamped with the Geneva seal, 37 jewels
    DIAL: matte silvered with applied pink gold baton and Arabic 12 numerals, outer pearled minute divisions, subsidiary seconds
    CASE: 18K pink gold, stepped bezel, snap on back, PP crown, 34 mm. diam.
    SIGNED: case, dial and movement
    BUCKLE: 18K pink gold Patek Philippe buckle
    ACCOMPANIED BY: Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming the manufacture of the present watch in 1962 and its subsequent sale on 28 February 1962. Further delivered with the Patek Philippe Authorized Service Centre tag

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    The present reference 3435 is fresh to the market and believed to be one of only three examples of the model in pink gold to have appeared in public to date.

    Recently serviced in the workshops of Patek Philippe it is furthermore preserved in excellent overall condition, still retaining the Patek Philippe International Customer Service sticker to the case back.

    Reference 3435
    Reference 3435 was launched in 1960 and remained in production until at least 1970. It replaced the similar reference 2584 from which it differs by a slightly smaller size and the movement. Reference 3435 was mainly available in yellow gold, only few examples were made in pink gold and platinum.

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