• Lot 246

    Patek Philippe. A stainless steel oval automatic backwound wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, bracelet, certificate, invoice, tags and box

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, REF. 3580, MOVEMENT NO. 1'186'234, CASE NO. 2'703'506, MANUFACTURED IN 1974

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    Patek Philippe. A stainless steel oval automatic backwound wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, bracelet, certificate, invoice, tags and box
    Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, ref. 3580, movement no. 1'186'234, case no. 2'703'506, manufactured in 1974
    Cal. 350 nickel-finished lever movement, 28 jewels, Gyromax balance, free sprung regulator, silvered dial, applied stainless steel baton numerals, sweep centre seconds, oval water-resistant-type case, enlarged brushed bezel, screw back, winding crown to the back, stainless steel Patek Philippe bracelet, case, dial and movement signed
    35 mm. wide & 40 mm overall length


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    With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin and Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with leather strap in 1974 and its subsequent sale on 27 May 1974. Furthermore delivered with original Patek Philippe sales tag, International Customer Service tag, Patek Philippe Japan Service Center Registered Card for Guarantee and servicing invoice in Japanese and original fitted grey presentation box.

    To the best of our knowledge, the present watch has never been offered in public before. It is furthermore believed to be the only example of this reference with stainless steel bracelet known to exist to date.

    Reference 3580A was introduced into the market around 1972 and is the only stainless steel backwound wristwatch ever made by Patek Philippe.