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    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 274

    Patek Philippe. A rare and attractive stainless steel wristwatch with sweep centre seconds


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    Patek Philippe. A rare and attractive stainless steel wristwatch with sweep centre seconds
    Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, ref. 3483, movement no. 712’239, case no. 2’659’664, manufactured in 1967
    MOVEMENT: manual, cal. 27SC stamped twice with the Geneva Seal, 18 jewels
    DIAL: silvered, brushed, applied baton numerals, sweep centre seconds, beady minute divisions
    CASE: stainless steel, screw back, Calatrava crown, 35 mm. diam.
    SIGNED: case, dial and movement
    BUCKLE: stainless steel Patek Philippe buckle
    ACCOMPANIED BY: Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1967 and its subsequent sale on 27 November 1967

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    The elegant and understated aesthetics of reference 3483 make it a timeless and extremely wearable timepiece. It is powered by calibre 27 SC, universally considered one of the most lavishly finished and reliable centre second movements of the time.

    Fresh to the market the present reference 3483 is believed to be one of less than 15 examples of this rare reference to have appeared in public to date.

    Reference 3483
    Reference 3483 was launched in 1963 and remained in production until around 1965. The model was made in a very small series and exclusively in water-resistant-type stainless steel case with screw back, white gold “Calatrava” crown and the celebrated calibre 27 SC with centre seconds.

    Calibre 27 SC is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, second edition, p. 203.

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