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PATEK PHILIPPE. A RARE OVERSIZED 18K GOLD CUSHION-SHAPED ELECTRONIC BRACELET WATCH WITH SWEEP CENTRE SECONDS AND DATE
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PATEK PHILIPPE. A RARE OVERSIZED 18K GOLD CUSHION-SHAPED ELECTRONIC BRACELET WATCH WITH SWEEP CENTRE SECONDS AND DATE

SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, REF. 3587/2, MOVEMENT NO. 6’009, CASE NO. 2'699'471, MANUFACTURED IN 1972

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PATEK PHILIPPE. A RARE OVERSIZED 18K GOLD CUSHION-SHAPED ELECTRONIC BRACELET WATCH WITH SWEEP CENTRE SECONDS AND DATE
SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, REF. 3587/2, MOVEMENT NO. 6’009, CASE NO. 2'699'471, MANUFACTURED IN 1972
MOVEMENT: Electroquartz, Cal. B21, 13 jewels
DIAL: Blue brushed, applied luminous baton numerals, sweep centre seconds, date
CASE: 18k gold oversized cushion-shaped water-resistant-type case, screw back, 43 mm. wide
BRACELET/CLASP: 18k gold Patek Philippe bracelet, overall length approximately 180 mm.
ACCOMPANIED BY: Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming date of sale on 24 May 1972, service invoice dated 22 April 2016 confirming the present watch completed a service and pouch.
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Reference 3587 is fitted with the celebrated Beta-21 electroquartz movement, developed by a consortium of watch companies, including Patek Philippe, at the Swiss Electronic Research Centre or CEH (Centre Electronique Horloger) in Neuchâtel. It was the first quartz movement for wristwatches with analogue display and introduced at the Basel Fair in April 1970.

The first model of the series, reference 3587 such as the present watch, was fitted with caliber Beta-21 and became reference 3597 in 1973 with the introduction of Beta-22. It was in production until around 1982. Reference 3603 was introduced into the market in 1972, also until around 1982.

The three models, the largest wristwatches ever produced by Patek Philippe, were available in different case, dial and bracelet colours and variations and are highly collectable timepieces.

References 3597 and 3602 as well as the Beta-21 are described and illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, second edition, p. 332.

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