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    Sale 1413

    Rare Watches Including Important Private Collections

    16 May 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 75

    Patek Philippe. An 18K white gold automatic wristwatch with date and additional custom-made glazed display back

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, REF. 3445, MOVEMENT NO. 1'231'277, CASE NO. 330'277, MANUFACTURED IN 1971

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    Patek Philippe. An 18K white gold automatic wristwatch with date and additional custom-made glazed display back
    Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, ref. 3445, movement no. 1'231'277, case no. 330'277, manufactured in 1971
    Cal. 27-460 M automatic movement stamped twice with the Geneva seal, 37 jewels, 18K gold rotor, silvered blue dial, applied baton numerals, window for date, subsidiary seconds, circular water-resistant-type case, solid screw back and custom-made glazed display screw back, associated 18K white gold integral bracelet, case, dial and movement signed
    35 mm. diam.; overall length of the bracelet approx. 185 mm.


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    With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with leather strap in 1971 and its subsequent sale on 2 April 1973.

    This reference 3445 is fitted with an additional glazed display screw back, custom-made by the actual owner, allowing him to admire the state-of-the art automatic movement. To the best of our knowledge it has never been offered in public before.

    Reference 3445 is the first simple calendar wristwatch ever produced by Patek Philippe. In production for 20 years from 1961 to 1981 in the three gold colors and in platinum, it is furthermore an automatic and water-resistant timepiece.

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