• IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A  auction at Christies

    Sale 1369

    IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A CONNOISSEUR'S VISION

    16 November 2009, Geneva

  • Lot 109

    Patek Philippe. An 18K gold oval automatic wristwatch

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, GOLDEN ELLIPSE MODEL, REF. 3738/100, MOVEMENT NO. 1'202'035, CASE NO. 2'865'755, MANUFACTURED IN 1989

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    Patek Philippe. An 18K gold oval automatic wristwatch
    Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, Golden Ellipse model, ref. 3738/100, movement no. 1'202'035, case no. 2'865'755, manufactured in 1989
    Cal. 240 nickel-finished lever movement stamped with the Geneva seal, 36 jewels, Gyromax balance, free sprung regulator, 22K gold micro-rotor, blue dial, applied gold baton numerals, oval case, hidden lugs, snap on back, 18K gold Patek Philippe buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    31 mm. wide & 35 mm. overall length


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    With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin and Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1989 and its subsequent sale on 15 August 1989. The Extract furthermore states that the movement was exchanged against the present one during a servicing in their workshops in 1999. Furthermore delivered with copy of Patek Philippe servicing invoice dated 7 May 2009 for the complete overhaul of the watch, burgundy presentation box and outer packaging.

    To the best of our knowledge, this watch has never been offered in public before. Obviously not been used since the overhaul in 2009, it is furthermore preserved in very good original overall condition.

    Production of reference 3738, the celebrated "Grande Ellipse" model, was launched in 1978.

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