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    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 275

    Patek Philippe. An elegant 18K pink gold automatic wristwatch with date

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, REF. 3514, MOVEMENT NO. 1’124’509, CASE NO. 321’965, CIRCA 1968


    Patek Philippe. An elegant 18K pink gold automatic wristwatch with date
    Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, ref. 3514, movement no. 1’124’509, case no. 321’965, circa 1968
    MOVEMENT: automatic, cal. 27-460M stamped twice with the Geneva Seal, 37 jewels
    DIAL: silvered brushed, applied gold baton numerals, beady minute divisions, subsidiary seconds, window for date
    CASE: 18K pink gold, screw back, 34 mm. diam.
    SIGNED: case, dial and movement
    BUCKLE: 18K pink gold Patek Philippe buckle
    ACCOMPANIED BY: Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1966 and its subsequent sale on 30 November 1967. Further delivered with Patek Philippe Authorized Service Centre tag.

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    To the best of our knowledge the present watch has never before been offered at auction and is believed to be one of only five examples of a reference 3415 in pink gold to have appeared in public to date.

    Recently serviced in the workshops at Patek Philippe it furthermore impresses with its very attractive overall condition, still retaining the Patek Philippe International Customer Service sticker to the case back.

    Reference 3415
    Reference 3415 was launched in 1959 and remained in production only for one and a half year before being replaced in 1960 by reference 3429, the only difference being the newer calibre 27-460.

    It was made mainly in yellow and pink gold, few examples in platinum, the cases water-resistant-type with screw backs. The calibre 12-600 At movement as used for reference 2526 is the best automatic movement of its time with 30 jewels, Gyromax balance and a massive gold rotor on a ball-bearing system.

    Reference 3415 can be regarded as Patek Philippe’s first model of a sober classical watch, the pioneer for the firm’s 1960s and 1970s production of round watches.

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