Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, May 10, 2020

LOT 274

Patek Philippe Calatrava Ref. 3445 white gold

Fine and rare 18K white gold round case, silver dial with date at 3 and subsidiary second at 6, self winding movement wristwatch.

Brand Patek Philippe, Switzerland

Model Calatrava

Reference 3445

Year Circa 1965

Movement No. 1232420

Case No. 332166

Material White gold

Bracelet Leather

Buckle Stainless steel signed Patek Philippe

Diameter 35mm

Caliber 27460

Signature Case, dial, movement

HKD 104,000 - 130,000

USD 13,300 - 16,500 / EUR 12,000 - 15,000 / CHF 13,300 - 16,500

Sold: HKD 150,000


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Notes

Launched in 1932, the Calatrava is known for its elegant, classic and timeless design. What makes the reference 3445 a milestone in watchmaking history is the fact that it is the first automatic wristwatch with a date produced by Patek Philippe. This practical combination was the answer to the expectations of the modern society. Hence, it was very successful and was produced from 1961 to 1981, in all metals, here in grey gold.