Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming the production of the present watch in 1961 and its subsequent sale on 25 October 1961. To the best of our knowledge this watch is one of only four examples of reference 3428 in pink gold to appear in public to date.
Although, according to Patek Philippe's archives, the present watch was sold with a leather strap, the pink gold bracelet is dated 1.61, the year of manufacture of the watch, and was therefore most certainly added immediately upon its purchase.
Reference 3428, introduced in 1960, is the successor of Patek Philippe's first model featuring a self-winding movement, reference 2526 (see lots 78 and 190 in this sale). Whereas reference 2526 is fitted with the celebrated calibre 12'''600, reference 3428 is equipped with the second generation self-winding movement, calibre 27-460.
The attractive combination of a pink gold case, the traditional enamel dial, period pink gold bracelet made by Gay Frères and the very good overall condition render the present watch a very desirable collectors' item.
For an example of a reference 3428 model in platinum see lot 83 in this auction.