Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Jun 01, 2024

LOT 234


HKD 380,000 - 700,000

EUR 45,200 - 84,000 / CHF 44,100 - 82,000 / USD 48,700 - 90,000

Sold: HKD 412,500

A very fine and very rare, attractive, manual wind stainless steel anti-magnetic wristwatch with screw caseback.

Grading System
Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-6-01

Very good

Slightly oxidized

HANDS Original

Brand Patek Philippe

Model Amagnetic

Reference 3417

Year Made in 1962, Sold in 21st March 1962

Movement No. 731279

Case No. 2618306

Bracelet leather strap with new PP stainless steel buckle

Diameter 35 mm.

Caliber 27 AM 400, 18 Jewels

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories PP fitted box, extract from the Archives


Patek Philippe Amagnetic Reference 3417, a standout piece from 1958 to the late 1960s. Renowned for its anti-magnetic features, initially designed for a niche market of scientists exposed to high magnetic fields, it guarantees precision against magnetic fields. This watch showcases Patek Philippe’s commitment to innovation, notably through its rare use of STAINLESS STEEL, diverging from their traditional preference for precious metals, making it a rare find today. The watch features a classic 35mm case size, making it perfectly wearable even by today’s standards, where vintage sizes are increasingly appreciated.

The presented example remains in excellent condition, showing very minor surface wear commensurate with its age. The dial is clean, and all prints are intact, with slight oxidation on the indexes, adding character to this vintage masterpiece.