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    Sale 1353

    Important Pocketwatches and Wristwatches

    12 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 145

    Patek Philippe. An unusual and extremely rare 18K white gold water-resistant wristwatch with sweep centre seconds

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, REF. 3504, MOVEMENT NO. 711'006, CASE NO. 314'974, MANUFACTURED IN 1963

    Price Realised  

    Patek Philippe. An unusual and extremely rare 18K white gold water-resistant wristwatch with sweep centre seconds
    Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, ref. 3504, movement no. 711'006, case no. 314'974, manufactured in 1963
    Cal. 27 SC nickel-finished lever movement stamped twice with the Geneva seal, 18 jewels, the silvered matte dial with applied white gold baton numerals, white gold dauphine hands, sweep centre seconds, in circular water-resistant-type case with flat bezel, angular lugs, screw back, case, dial and movement signed
    35 mm. diam.


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    Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1963 and its subsequent sale on 30 November 1964. Furthermore delivered with Patek Philippe original black and white archival image of reference 3504 model and Patek Philippe original fitted presentation box.

    The present watch has never been offered at auction before and is furthermore the first example of any reference 3504 to appear in public to date.

    Interestingly, reference 3504 was literally unknown to exist until this day and was not featured in any of Patek Philippe's brochures or literature. Its case design is comparable to the also water-resistant reference 3445; the dial however is distinguished by the large baton numerals combined with the typical Patek Philippe "dauphine" hands.

    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the watch will be delivered with Patek Philippe original black and white archival image of a reference 3504 model.
    Cette montre serait vendue avec l'image originale en noir et blanc d'un modele de la reference 3504 des archives de Patek Philippe.