Lot 151
  • 151

Patek Philippe, 1964, no.1.121.889, ref.3445P HB; a fine and rare platinum and diamond set automatic wristwatch with date

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Description

  • diameter 35mm
damascened nickel lever movement stamped twice with the seal of Geneva, 37 jewels, free-sprung gyromax balance, adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, 18k gold engine turned rotor engraved with the Calatrava cross, silvered satin-finished sunburst patterned dial, diamond set numerals, subsidiary seconds, aperture for date, satin finished case with faceted down-turned lugs, screw-down back, case, dial and movement signed, accompanied by an Extract from the Patek Philippe Archives.

Catalogue Note

The accompanying Extract from the Patek Philippe Archives confirms that this wristwatch was manufactured in 1964, left the factory with diamond hour markers and was sold on September 14th the same year.

REFERENCE 3445P HB

To the best of our knowledge, the current lot is the only example of reference 3445 in platinum to be certified as having left the Patek Philippe factory with diamond hour markers. In fact, only three other platinum reference 3445 wristwatches are known, all of which have applied baton numerals rather than diamond markers. The case was manufactured by one of Patek Philippe's favourite case makers, Antoine Gerlach, known for making most of the calatrava cases and especially skilled in the production of platinum cases. Data supplied by: TheSourceTECHdata¬©

PROVENANCE

Antiquorum, Geneva, 24th April 2004, lot 492 - sold for CHF 57,500 (incl.)