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    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 270

    Patek Philippe. A very rare, attractive and elegant platinum automatic wristwatch with diamond indexes


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    Patek Philippe. A very rare, attractive and elegant platinum automatic wristwatch with diamond indexes
    Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, ref. 3435, movement no. 1’113’279, case no. 2’621’535, manufactured in 1963
    MOVEMENT: automatic, cal. 27-460, stamped with the Geneva seal, 37 jewels
    DIAL: matte silver, applied diamond numerals, subsidiary seconds
    CASE: platinum, stepped bezel, snap on back, PP crown, 34 mm. diam.
    SIGNED: case, dial and movement
    BUCKLE: platinum Patek Philippe buckle
    ACCOMPANIED BY: Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming the manufacture of the present watch with diamond hour markers in 1963 and its subsequent sale on 3 July 1964. Furthemore delivered with Patek Philippe Authorized Service Centre tag.

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    The present watch is certainly among the most elegant "time only" wristwatches ever made, cased in platinum, widely acknowledged as the most precious metal, featuring a stunning diamond-set dial and fitted with the famous self-winding movement calibre 27-460.

    Fresh to the market it is believed to be one of only four examples of a reference 3435 in platinum to have appeared in public to date out of which however only two fitted with such diamond dial.

    The icy beauty of its platinum case combined with the silvered diamond-dial dial, confirmed by the Extract of the Archives, and the excellent overall condition render the present watch a trophy for the discerning collector.

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