Patek Philippe. A fine and very elegant platinum automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds and date
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Patek Philippe. A fine and very elegant platinum automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds and date

SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, REF. 3998, MOVEMENT NO. 3’001’135, CASE NO. 2’977’654, MANUFACTURED IN 1995

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Patek Philippe. A fine and very elegant platinum automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds and date
Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, ref. 3998, movement no. 3’001’135, case no. 2’977’654, manufactured in 1995
Movement: automatic, cal. 315/190, 30 jewels, stamped with the Geneva Seal
Dial: silvered, brushed, applied sword-shaped numerals
Case: screw back
Signed: case, dial and movement
Dimensions: 34 mm. diam.
With: Patek Philippe platinum buckle. Furthermore delivered with Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present piece in 1995 with opaline silvered dial, 12 white gold sword-shaped indexes, and its subsequent sale on 1 November 1995
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Many of the watches offered for sale in this catalogue are pictured with straps made of endangered or protected animal materials such as alligator or crocodile. These endangered species straps are shown for display purposes only and are not for sale. Christie’s will remove and retain the strap prior to shipment from the sale site. At some sale sites, Christie’s may, at its discretion, make the displayed endangered species strap available to the buyer of the lot free of charge if collected in person from the sale site within 1 year of the date of the sale. Please check with the department for details on a particular lot.

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Lot Essay

En epitome of elegance and Patek Philippe understatement, reference 3998 was in production between 1989 and 2005. It is powered by calibre 310SC up until 1993, and two subsequent evolutions of it: 315/130 up until 1995 and eventually 315/190. It is interesting to note that the present watch features the final evolution 315/190, but was made in 1995. Consequently, this is one of the very first 3998 to feature this calibre.

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