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PATEK PHILIPPE | GOLDEN ELLIPSE, REFERENCE 3738/122 YELLOW GOLD BRACELET WATCH, MADE IN 1993

Estimate:

3,000 to - 5,000 GBP

PATEK PHILIPPE | GOLDEN ELLIPSE, REFERENCE 3738/122 YELLOW GOLD BRACELET WATCH, MADE IN 1993

PATEK PHILIPPE | GOLDEN ELLIPSE, REFERENCE 3738/122 YELLOW GOLD BRACELET WATCH, MADE IN 1993

Estimate:

3,000 to - 5,000 GBP

Lot sold:

7,500

GBP

PATEK PHILIPPE


GOLDEN ELLIPSE, REFERENCE 3738/122

YELLOW GOLD BRACELET WATCH 

MADE IN 1993 


Dial: blue

Calibre: cal. 240 automatic, 27 jewels 

Movement number: 1'198'498 

Case: 18ct yellow gold, snap-on back

Case number

Closure: integrated 18ct yellow gold Patek Philippe bracelet with clasp

Dimensions: 31mm width x 35.5mm length, bracelet circumference approximately 220mm 

Signed: case, dial and movement 

Accessories: Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin, Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming date of sale on December 3rd, 1993, Patek Philippe leather folder with booklets and presentation case



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DIAL: dial and hands in excellent condition. With one hairline horizontal scratch towards the centre of the sapphire glass, visible under magnification.


CASE: in good condition. With light scratches throughout, one deeper small scratch to the back and some scratches to the integrated lug profiles.


MOVEMENT: in working order at the time of cataloguing


Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of its timekeeping. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and that a service may be required at the buyer's discretion.


Please note: Condition 11 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Online Only) is not applicable to this lot


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).

The Patek Philippe Golden Ellipse design was first introduced in 1968. The case proportions relied on the ancient Greek “golden section” ratio of 1 / 1.6181, heralded as the purest and most artistic way to depict harmonious shapes. Ten years later, Patek Philippe launched the Grande Ellipse reference 3738 which remained in production until 2009.


The present yellow gold timepiece is dated from 1993 and belongs to the second series, which spanned between 1984 and 1999. The original 18ct yellow gold Patek Philippe beads of rice bracelet makes this reference a 3738/122, powered by the reliable Geneva-sealed micro-rotor cal. 240-31. Its gold blue sigma-dial complements the Favre-Perret signed case for an elegant ensemble.


The present lot comes with its Certificate of Origin dated 1993 as well as an Extract from the Archives confirming the date of sale on XXX, 1993. The watch is further-accompanied by its Patek Philippe leather folder with its period booklets and a presentation case.