PATEK PHILIPPE | 'CONVERTIBLE' REF 3418 A STAINLESS STEEL BRACELET WATCH MADE IN 1961
PATEK PHILIPPE | 'CONVERTIBLE' REF 3418 A STAINLESS STEEL BRACELET WATCH MADE IN 1961
PATEK PHILIPPE | 'CONVERTIBLE' REF 3418 A STAINLESS STEEL BRACELET WATCH MADE IN 1961
PATEK PHILIPPE | 'CONVERTIBLE' REF 3418 A STAINLESS STEEL BRACELET WATCH MADE IN 1961
PATEK PHILIPPE | 'CONVERTIBLE' REF 3418 A STAINLESS STEEL BRACELET WATCH MADE IN 1961
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PATEK PHILIPPE | 'CONVERTIBLE' REF 3418 A STAINLESS STEEL BRACELET WATCH MADE IN 1961

Estimate: 7,000 - 9,000 USD

PATEK PHILIPPE | 'CONVERTIBLE' REF 3418 A STAINLESS STEEL BRACELET WATCH MADE IN 1961

Estimate: 7,000 - 9,000 USD

Lot Sold:11,875USD

Lot Details

Description

PATEK PHILIPPE


'CONVERTIBLE' REF 3418

A STAINLESS STEEL BRACELET WATCH MADE IN 1961


Dial: silvered

Caliber: cal. 12-400 manual winding movement, 18 jewels

Movement number: 729985

Case: stainless steel, screw down case back

Case number: 2601586

Closure: integrated stainless steel Patek Philippe bracelet with buckle

Dimensions: diameter 34.5 mm, bracelet circumference approximately 200 mm adjustable

Signed: case, dial and movement

Accessories: Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming the date of sale on April 13, 1961


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Condition Report

CASE

Case in overall good condition with light wear and surface scratches consistent with age and use. Bezel with light scuffing throughout. Case back with some debris which may benefit from cleaning. Back some some light surface scratches, especially to the recessed areas likely from opening and closing. Bracelet with equivalent light wear. Buckle is stamped PPC. Bracelet with some material wear and dents consistent with use. Crystal glazing with some surface scratches.

DIAL

Dial remains very attractive and light surface wear. Some surface dots under a loupe. Some light oxidation, especially to the minute hand. 

MOVEMENT

The movement is running at time of cataloging, however it was not tested for the accuracy of time or duration of the power reserve and may need service at the buyer's discretion. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The online condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance purposes only. The images of the lot also form part of the online condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Any reference to condition in the online condition report does not amount to a full description of condition. The online condition report may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the online condition report of the lot or shown in the online images of the lot (for example, the online condition report may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome). Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. The online condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the online condition report is a statement of subjective, qualified opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's (for example, information regarding colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact by Sotheby's). Please also note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and wrist bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. In addition, certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot (for example, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades). For these reasons, the online condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. Prospective buyers should also refer to the Buying at Auction guide which includes important notices concerning the type of property in this sale. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species. Please be advised that wristbands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS (ONLINE ONLY).

Cataloguing

Catalogue Note

The Ref. 3418 was produced from 1958 to about 1962, and is known only to exist in stainless steel. This rare and unusual model allowed for easy strap/bracelet changes by unscrewing a metal ring fixed to the case back, revealing the lugs within, hence its name, Convertible.


An example of the Ref. 3418 is illustrated in Goldberger, John, Steel Patek Philippe Watches, 2010, p 338-339.

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Online bidding closed02 Apr 2019 | 05:54 PM GMT