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PATEK PHILIPPE. AN EXTREMELY RARE PLATINUM AND DIAMOND-SET AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH DATE
PATEK PHILIPPE. AN EXTREMELY RARE PLATINUM AND DIAMOND-SET AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH DATE
PATEK PHILIPPE. AN EXTREMELY RARE PLATINUM AND DIAMOND-SET AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH DATE
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PATEK PHILIPPE. AN EXTREMELY RARE PLATINUM AND DIAMOND-SET AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH DATE

REF. 3445, MANUFACTURED IN 1964

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PATEK PHILIPPE. AN EXTREMELY RARE PLATINUM AND DIAMOND-SET AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH DATE
REF. 3445, MANUFACTURED IN 1964
Movement: Automatic
Dial: Silvered with diamond hour markers
Case: 35 mm. diam.
With: 18k white gold Patek Philippe buckle, Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives
Remark: 6 out of 12 known
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Lot incorporates material from endangered species that is not for sale and is shown for display purposes only. The endangered species strap shown with the Lot is for display purposes only and is not for sale.Upon sale, the watch will not be supplied to a buyer outside Hong Kong with any watch strap.

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Alexandre Bigler Vice President, Head of Watches, Asia Pacific

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Lot Essay

Of all versions of reference 3445, the present watch is undoubtedly one of the most important, rarest and most desirable of them all. One of the exceedingly small series of reference 3445 in platinum, the most prestigious and costliest of the reference, it is furthermore highlighted by diamonds as hour markers, fully confirmed by the Extract from the Archives.

Known by collectors as the “monodate”, Patek Philippe's standard reference 3445 is considered as one of the most convincing and timeless designs ever created for any wristwatch. It is free of any decoration and was never intended to be fashionable. On the contrary, with a production spanning two full decades it has proven to withstand passing trends and the ever changing moods of consumers. Consequently, it comes as no surprise that reference 3445 was made in all different colors of gold but also, in an extremely small quantity, in platinum.

Reference 3445, Patek Philippe's first calendar watch made in series, was in production from 1961 to 1981.

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