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    Sale 2392

    Important Watches

    29 November 2007, Hong Kong

  • Lot 2947

    PATEK PHILIPPE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE AND IMPORTANT 18K GOLD AUTOMATIC PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH INTEGRATED BRACELET AND PHASES OF THE MOON

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, MOVEMENT NO. 1'119'792, CASE NO. 2'808'523, REF. 3450/1, CIRCA 1985

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    PATEK PHILIPPE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE AND IMPORTANT 18K GOLD AUTOMATIC PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH INTEGRATED BRACELET AND PHASES OF THE MOON
    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, MOVEMENT NO. 1'119'792, CASE NO. 2'808'523, REF. 3450/1, CIRCA 1985

    Cal. 27.460 QB nickel-finished lever movement stamped twice with the Geneva Seal, 37 jewels, Gyromax balance, free sprung regulator, 18k gold rotor, the silvered matte dial with applied baton numerals and outer dot accents, gold dauphine hands, two windows for day and month, eccentric aperture for leap year cycle, date combined with phases of the moon, in large circular case with wide sloping bezel, snap on back, together with an 18k gold integrated Patek Philippe link bracelet and clasp, case, dial and movement signed
    38 mm. diam.


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    US$130,000-190,000
    EUR92,000-137,000

    Accompanied by a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of this watch in 1985 and its subsequet sale on 3 October 1985.

    To the best of our knowledge, only 244 examples of the Ref. 3450 were produced between 1981 and 1986, largely in yellow gold, very few specimens were made in pink and white gold. It is the successor of the reference 3448.

    Reference 3450 differs from its predecessor with the improved 27.460 QB (Quantième Bissextile) calibre and the modified leap year indication between 3 and 4 o'clock. The first series featured a red Arabic leap year indicator; the second, such as the present watch, with Roman numerals and very few were equipped with glazed display backs
    To the best of our knowledge, only 6 pieces of the thrid series were produced with chain bracelet like the present watch.

    Ref. 3450 is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, second edition, p. 290, pl. 449a.