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Patek Philippe

Ref. 3450 Yellow gold perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases and leap-year indication Made in 1982 | 百達翡麗 3450型號黃金萬年曆腕錶備月相及閏年顯示,1982年製

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Estimate:

150,000

to
- 250,000 CHF

Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe

Ref. 3450 Yellow gold perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases and leap-year indication Made in 1982 | 百達翡麗 3450型號黃金萬年曆腕錶備月相及閏年顯示,1982年製

Ref. 3450 Yellow gold perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases and leap-year indication Made in 1982 | 百達翡麗 3450型號黃金萬年曆腕錶備月相及閏年顯示,1982年製

Estimate:

150,000

to
- 250,000 CHF

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Patek Philippe

Ref. 3450

Yellow gold perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases and leap-year indication

Made in 1982

百達翡麗 3450型號黃金萬年曆腕錶備月相及閏年顯示,1982年製


Dial: silvered

Calibre: cal. 27-460Q automatic, 37 jewels

Movement number: 1'119'637

Case: 18k yellow gold, snap-on back

Case number: 558'558

Closure: Patek Philippe alligator strap and 18k yellow gold buckle

Dimensions: 38 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Box: yes

Papers: yes  

Accessories: Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin, instruction manual, presentation case and Extract from the Archives confirming date of sale on December 7th, 1982

MVT: is running at the time of cataloguing and the calendar advancing.

CASE: in honest and attractive condition with sharpness to the case lines and crisp hallmarks on the band. There is noticeable wear throughout, such as light scratches. There is some oxidation visible on the back.

DIAL: in honest and fair condition. There are some surface scratches visible with the naked eye mainly around the center, and there is some loss to the the '31' date indication.


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.


Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue.


"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."

Reference 3450 is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, second edition, p. 290, pl. 449a.
Reference 3450 was the direct descendant of the highly successful reference 3448, the world's first self-winding perpetual calendar wristwatch. The most obvious difference between the 3450 and 3448 is the addition of a leap year indicator to the dial. Other differences include the case back which, on the 3450, has slightly different proportions and a ‘tongue’ to allow removal of the case back. The 3450 was manufactured with a slightly raised bezel to allow for the incorporation of a sapphire crystal, a feature absent from all but the very last series of Ref. 3448 models.

Patek Philippe introduced Ref. 3450 in 1981 and production of the model seems to have totalled just 244 pieces. The 3450 featured a new movement calibre, 27-460 QB (Quantieme Bissextile), which included the provision for leap year indication on the dial between 3 & 4 o’clock. The 3450 reference is considered rare and difficult to find as it was produced for such a short period of time, only between 1981 and 1985.

The present lot is offered in honest and attractive condition, and further sold as a full set with its Certificate of Origin and presentation case.