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    Sale 1353

    Important Pocketwatches and Wristwatches

    12 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 43

    Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare 18K white gold self-winding water-resistant wristwatch

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, REF. 3429, MOVEMENT NO. 1'115'298, CASE NO. 2'644'730, MANUFACTURED IN 1965

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    Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare 18K white gold self-winding water-resistant wristwatch
    Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, ref. 3429, movement no. 1'115'298, case no. 2'644'730, manufactured in 1965
    Cal. 27-460 nickel-finished lever movement stamped twice with the Geneva seal, 30 jewels, Gyromax balance, free sprung regulator, 18K gold rotor, the silvered matte dial with applied white gold baton numerals, subsidiary seconds, in circular water-resistant-type case with flat bezel, screw back, downturned lugs, 18K white gold Patek Philippe buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    35 mm. diam.


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    Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming manufacture of the present watch in 1965 and its subsequent sale on 21 September 1965. Furthermore delivered with the original fitted presentation box.

    This watch is believed to be one of only 15 examples of a reference 3429 in white gold known to exist to date. It has never been offered in public before and is furthermore preserved in very good overall condition.

    Reference 3429 replaced reference 3415 and was in production from 1960 to 1969, the majority cased in yellow gold, few examples in white gold and only one known so far in platinum.