Patek Philippe | Amagnetic, Reference 3417, A stainless steel anti-magnetic wristwatch, Made in 1972 | 百達翡麗 | 型號3417 精鋼防磁腕錶，1972年製
160,000 - 240,000 HKD
160,000 - 240,000 HKD
Amagnetic, Reference 3417
A stainless steel anti-magnetic wristwatch, Made in 1972
Calibre: cal. 27-AM 400, 18 jewels
Movement number: 735'177
Case: stainless steel, screw down case back
Case number: 2'633'177
Closure: black Patek Philippe alligator strap and unsigned stainless steel buckle
Size: 35 mm diameter
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1972 and its subsequent sale on 30th December 1975
The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. The plexi glass with signs of surface wear, visible with the naked eyes. The dial with minor wear, signs of oxidation at places, only visible under a loupe. The case with signs of minor wear. The case back with tiny scuff marks. Overall the watch is an original example in very good condition.
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."
The Patek Philippe reference 3417 is a very important timepiece for the manufacture and many watch enthusiast. There are many reasons to the success of the model and the greatest reason of all is it being the first and only tool watch that Patek Philippe have ever created.
Only available for a short period of ten years from 1958 to approximately 1970, the reference 3417 is nicknamed the "Amagnetic" for it's ability to run with minimal deviation when exposed to a certain level of magnetic field. This was made possible as the watch features an additional soft iron inner case back and in some cases anti-magnetic components to the escapement.
A reference of important significance to Patek Philippe, the watch will be a joy to wear for all collectors and this example is in very original and crisp condition.