• Important Watches  auction at Christies

    Sale 2212

    Important Watches

    15 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 365

    PATEK PHILIPPE. A RARE PLATINUM WRISTWATCH

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, MOVEMENT NO. 798569, CASE NO. 2635180, REF. 3404, MANUFACTURED IN 1965

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    PATEK PHILIPPE. A RARE PLATINUM WRISTWATCH
    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, MOVEMENT NO. 798569, CASE NO. 2635180, REF. 3404, MANUFACTURED IN 1965
    Cal. 23-300 nickel-finished lever movement stamped twice with the seal of Geneva, 18 jewels, free sprung gyromax balance, silvered matte dial, baton numerals, square-shaped case, raised bezel, downturned lugs, case, dial and movement signed, platinum Patek Philippe buckle
    27.5mm wide


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    With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1965 and its subsequent sale on October 13th of the same year.

    Patek Philippe produced the reference 3404 from 1958 until approximately 1975. The firm introduced the platinum model in 1961. The present watch is one of only four known to the market in platinum.

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    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.