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239

Patek Philippe

Reference 3415 A yellow gold automatic wristwatch, Made in 1958

Estimate:

8,000

to
- 12,000 USD

Property From A Distinguished Texan Collector

Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe

Reference 3415 A yellow gold automatic wristwatch, Made in 1958

Reference 3415 A yellow gold automatic wristwatch, Made in 1958

Estimate:

8,000

to
- 12,000 USD

Lot sold:

18,900

USD

Reference 3415

A yellow gold automatic wristwatch, Made in 1958


Dial: silvered

Caliber: cal. 12-600 automatic, 30 jewels

Movement number: 766'294

Case: 18k yellow gold, screw down case back

Case number: 2'608'752

Closure: 18 yellow gold Patek Philippe buckle

Size: 35 mm diameter

Signed: case, dial and movement

Box: no

Papers: no

Accessories: Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming date of sale on September 30, 1959

Case: The case is in overall very good condition with normal signs of wear commensurate with age and previous signs of light polish.


Dial: The dial is in overall very good condition with light signs of age and dust throughout.


Movement: The movement is running at time of cataloguing, 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 but rather the online condition report is a statement of subjective, qualified opinion (for example, information regarding colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact). 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 SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Reference 3415 was produced for only one and a half years between 1959 and 1960. Due to this short production run, it is thought that only 370 examples were made across 4 metal types, with only 26 examples coming back to the market in yellow gold like the current example. The reference featured the legendary Caliber 12-600, Patek Philippe’s first automatic movement, one that is considered one of the greatest automatic movements ever produced. The 35mm case featured a double P and screw-down case back, confirming it was waterproof.