RETAILED BY BEYER, REFERENCE 3393/1
WHITE GOLD DIAMOND-SET BRACELET WATCH
MADE IN 1970
Calibre: cal. 13.5" manual winding, 20 jewels
Movement number: 1’241’382
Case: 18ct white gold, diamond-set bezel, snap-on back
Case number: 2’689’376
Closure: integrated 18ct white gold bracelet with clasp
Dimensions: 25mm width x 22mm length, bracelet circumference approximately 145mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 14th of February, 1972, Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming date of sale on November 2nd, 1970
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DIAL: in overall good condition with slight pitting to the periphery, minute hand shows light signs of oxidization, hour hand shows signs of oxidization.
CASE: in overall good condition with the diamond-settings intact, with minor marks and scuffs to the gold centre ring of the bezel. The outer caseback bears some scratches, mostly around the crown area, due to previous time setting occurrences. The hallmark is legible. The 18ct white gold integrated bracelet bears a slight twist with no further signs of ageing.
Diamond setting: 40 brilliants, total weight is 3.18ct.
MOVEMENT: running at the time of cataloguing
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The Patek Philippe reference 3393 was released in 1958 and tailored for the most elegant feminine wrists. The present 18ct white gold version was manufactured in 1970 and bears several interesting features. The bezel is first and foremost impressively set with 40 diamonds, totalling 3.18 carat, perfectly complementing the monochromatic case, bracelet and dial ensemble. The second desirable element is the double signed dial, displaying the Beyer retailer signature. The Zurich-based Beyer has indeed cultivated a strong and historical relationship with Patek Philippe as one of the brand’s most prestigious retailers and Switzerland’s oldest watch boutique.
This bracelet watch is powered by the 13.5’’’ calibre.
The lot is offered with its Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin, confirming Chronométrie Beyer as the original retailer as well as with an Extract from the Archives.