• IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A  auction at Christies

    Sale 1369

    IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A CONNOISSEUR'S VISION

    16 November 2009, Geneva

  • Lot 374

    Patek Philippe. An 18K white gold oval wristwatch

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, ELLIPSE MODEL, REF. 3546, MOVEMENT NO. 1'156'413, CASE NO. 2'697'661, MANUFACTURED IN 1970

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    Patek Philippe. An 18K white gold oval wristwatch
    Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, Ellipse model, ref. 3546, movement no. 1'156'413, case no. 2'697'661, manufactured in 1970
    Cal. 23-300 nickel-finished lever movement stamped twice with the Geneva seal, 18 jewels, Gyromax balance, free sprung regulator, silvered matte dial, Roman numerals, oval case, snap on back, 18K white gold Patek Philippe buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    27 mm. wide & 34 mm. overall length


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    With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1970 and its subsequent sale on 9 December 1970. Furthermore delivered with copy of Patek Philippe servicing invoice dated 17 October 2008, fitted burgundy red presentation box and outer packaging.

    Following its overhaul in the workshops of Patek Philippe only last year, the watch has not been used and is preserved in excellent overall condition, still retaining the International Customer Service sticker to the back. To the best of our knowledge, it has never been offered in public before.

    Introduced into the market in 1967, reference 3546 was the very first model of the "Ellipse" series, initiating the success story of this celebrated wristwatch in production for over 40 years.

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