PATEK PHILIPPE | CALATRAVA DOUBLE-SIGNED "TIFFANY & CO", REF 3802/205J, YELLOW GOLD BRACELET WATCH WITH DATE AND RETAILER SIGNATURE, CIRCA 2000
5,000 - 7,000 GBP
5,000 - 7,000 GBP
CALATRAVA DOUBLE-SIGNED "TIFFANY & CO", REF 3802/205J
YELLOW GOLD BRACELET WATCH WITH DATE AND RETAILER SIGNATURE
Dial: white, lacquered
Calibre: cal. 3151/90 automatic, 30 jewels
Movement number: 3'008'791
Case: 18ct yellow gold, snap-on back
Case number: 4'043'587
Closure: 18ct yellow gold integrated Patek Philippe bracelet and locking clasp
Dimensions: 33mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 190mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin, leather bi-fold, booklets and presentation case
Movement: running at the time of cataloguing, date advances.
Case: in excellent condition throughout with minute signs of wear. The case profiles and back bear light surface marking. The case hallmarks remain sharp and legible. The bracelet is in excellent condition with no warp. All serial numbers are intact inside the case back.
Dial: dial and hands in excellent condition with no signs of ageing.
Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts.
You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports 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. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. 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.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
**Please be advised that bands 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."
The reference 3802 saw light in 1983 and underwent several evolutions until its discontinuation in 2006. This elegant and slim precious bracelet watch began featuring a quickset date (changed by using the watch crown) in 1990. From this pivotal date, collectors have identified 3 consecutive series, identifiable thanks to the calibre they conceal.
The first series was manufactured between 1990 and 1992, utilizing the automatic caliber 310SC. The second series was offered between 1992 and 1996, using the evolutive cal. 315/190. Finally, the third series production spanned between 1996 and 2006.
The present example belongs to the third and last series for the reference. The wonderfully well preserved timepiece is furthermore bearing an exceedingly rare Tiffany & Co retailer signature onto its white lacquered dial. One of the most prestigious Patek Philippe retailers and long-time partner of the brand, Tiffany & Co would affix their signature onto the dials of the Patek Philippe pieces they would retail. The minute quantity of such watches make them very desirable collector's pieces, where detail is king. The case is signed with the hammer number 115, corresponding to the Favre-Perret legendary casemaker, allowing for a seamless integration between the slim case and smooth integrated mesh bracelet.
This rare watch is offered with its original Certificate of Origin, documentation and presentation case.