Reference 3428 replaced the legendary reference 2526 and differs only by its newer movement, the calibre 27-460. The reference 2526 is the first automatic wristwatch produced in series by Patek Philippe and therefore holds an important position in the history of the brand. For more information and an example of said reference, please refer to Lot 58 in this catalogue.
What makes the reference 3428 collectible is the lower production volume in comparison to its predecessor, as the overall quantity is estimated to be less than 1'000 pieces. Of those, only a small portion were cased in pink. The present lot is one of them and there are believed to be only around 100 with the same metal.