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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 11, 2019

LOT 403

PATEK PHILIPPE, REF. 3417, AMAGNETIC, STEEL

A fine and very rare, manual wind, anti-magnetic stainless steel wristwatch.

Brand Patek Philippe

Model Amagnetic

Reference 3417

Year Made in 1960

Movement No. 732840

Calibre  27 AM 400

Case No. 2633207

Bracelet Leather with stainless steel Patek Philippe buckle

Dimensions 35 mm

Signature Dial, Case and Movement.

Accessories Extract from the archives

CHF 15,000 - 20,000

HKD 120,000 - 160,000 / USD 15,000 - 20,000

Sold: CHF 18,750


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3-6*

Good

Slightly oxidized

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-7-01

Very good

Oxidized

HANDS Original


Notes

 Property of the original Swiss family 
 REF. 3417 Production of this reference started in 1958. The caliber 12-400 was in production then, and some of the examples were Amagnetic like the present lot. The Amagnetic cal. 27-400 AM was launched in 1960. Examples are found both with and without the Amagnetic signature on the dial, depending on the production date. Amagnetic calibers are fitted with a bronze beryllium lever escapement and are protected by a soft iron cap. This example was recently discovered by the family in a drawer and has been kept unpolished and still has its original Patek Philippe steel buckle. Similar watches are published in Patek Philippe Wristwatches, by M. Huber and Alan Banbery, 1998, pp. 192 and 194.