Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Apr 25, 2021

LOT 33

Ref. 3006 / 7, lady’s bracelet-watch, 18K yellow gold, diamonds and rubies

HKD 67,000 - 100,800

USD 8,600 - 12,960 / CHF 6,000 - 12,000

Sold: HKD 93,750

18K yellow gold, diamond-set and ruby-set, manual-winding, round-shaped, lady’s bracelet-watch with hinged cover and snap-on case-back; concealed silver colour dial with radial applied gold indexes; bezel and cover set with 23 brilliant-cut diamonds (1.12 ct.), 8 marquise-cut rubies (1.08 ct.) and 8 baguette-cut rubies (0.73 ct.); the top cover opens at 3 o’clock.

Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand Patek Philippe, Geneva

Reference 3006 / 7

Year Circa 1961

Movement No. 1 101 701

Case No. 695 257 (by Emile Vichet, Geneva)

Bracelet integrated 18K yellow gold ribbon-type bracelet braided in imitation of tissue “vannerie” (basket- work) with clasp (by Ponti, Gennari & Cie, Geneva)

Caliber 7-70, Gyromax balance, adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions

Dimensions Ø 27.7 mm. / Length 180 mm. (approx.)

Signature dial, case, movement and bracelet

Accessories fitted box; Extract from the Archives


The Extract from the Archives, dated September 24, 2020, mentioned that this watch was sold on May 25, 1962.


Patek Philippe, Reference 3006

This reference was launched in 1954. It is a ladies’ watch, very pure in its design, simply round, intended to be enriched with a jewellery bracelet. Several examples were delivered to retailers around the world who had them completed by their own jewellers. Patek Philippe has also finished a few pieces with its usual master case-makers, such as Emile Vichet or Ponti, Gennari & Cie in Geneva. The reference is then declined under the numbers 3006 / 1, 3006 / 2, 3006 / 3, etc.


Patek Philippe, Reference 3006 Joaillerie

This reference is extremely rare and is in fact declined in about twenty models, all probably unique in their set gemstone decorations. These creations are a true reflection of their era in terms of Haute Joaillerie, as they include the latest trends in jewellery. They have often been shown by Patek Philippe at national or international horological fairs, such as, in the 1950s and 1960s, the Basel fair (the Muba, created in 1917) or Montres et Bijoux in Geneva (created in 1942). Alongside wristwatches with horological complications, they were the image of the Genevan manufacture’s fine craftsmanship and were presented as the most important pieces – the Highlights – of the annual production.

To the best of our current knowledge, it seems that this is the first time that a Reference 3006 in its jewellery version appears in an international auction.