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    Sale 2041

    Important Watches

    12 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 142

    PATEK PHILIPPE. AN 18K GOLD WRISTWATCH

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, RETAILED BY TIFFANY & CO., ELLIPSE, MOVEMENT NO. 1211209, CASE NO. 2712913, REF. 3548, CIRCA 1976

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    PATEK PHILIPPE. AN 18K GOLD WRISTWATCH
    Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, Retailed by Tiffany & Co., Ellipse, Movement No. 1211209, Case No. 2712913, Ref. 3548, Circa 1976
    Cal. 23-300PM nickel-finished lever movement stamped twice with the seal of Geneva, 18 jewels, free-sprung gyromax balance, blue metallic dial, applied baton numerals, oval case, case, dial and movement signed, 18k gold Patek Philippe buckle
    32mm length


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

    The references 3548 and 3546 were the first Ellipse models produced. Launched in 1967, Patek Philippe manufactured this reference until 1978 when the model was replaced by the reference 3748. Currently the only Ellipse model made by Patek Philippe is the reference 3737.

    A similar model is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches, by O. Patrizzi, Volume 2, p. 235, plate 979.