• Important Watches  auction at Christies

    Sale 2212

    Important Watches

    15 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 343

    PATEK PHILIPPE. AN 18K GOLD WRISTWATCH

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, MOVEMENT NO. 1210467, CASE NO. 2701118, REF. NO. 3581, MANUFACTURED IN 1971

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    PATEK PHILIPPE. AN 18K GOLD WRISTWATCH
    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, MOVEMENT NO. 1210467, CASE NO. 2701118, REF. NO. 3581, MANUFACTURED IN 1971
    Cal. 23-300 nickel-finished lever movement stamped twice with the seal of Geneva, 18 jewels, free sprung gyromax balance, gilt dial, applied baton numerals, horizontally oval-shaped case, triangular lugs, snap on back, case, dial and movement signed, 18k gold Patek Philippe buckle
    32mm width


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    With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1971 and its subsequent sale on October 26th of the same year.

    To the best of our knowledge the present watch has never before been offered in public.

    Patek Philippe produced the reference 3581 from 1970 until approximately 1975. This horizontal Ellipse watch is one of four known to the market. It is more rare to find the model with lugs and no integral bracelet.

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    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.