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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Nov 08, 2015

LOT 318

PATEK PHILIPPE REF 3450, RETAILED BY BEYER ROMAN LEAP YEAR DISPLAY YELLOW GOLD Patek Philippe, Genève, retailed by Beyer, movement No. 1119744, case No. 2808530, Ref. 3450. Made in 1984. Sold on xxxx. Very fine and very rare, self-winding, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with perpetual calendar, moon phases, Roman numerals for the leap year indication and an 18k yellow gold Patek Philippe buckle. Accompanied by the Extract from the Archives.

Three-body, solid, polished and brushed, inclined bezel, sapphire crystal. Matte silver with applied yellow gold faceted baton and pyramidal indexes, subsidiary date dial, apertures for the days of the week, the month, leap year and moon phases. Yellow gold dauphine hands. Cal. 27-460 QB, stamped twice with the Seal of Geneva Quality Mark, rhodium plated, fausses cotes decoration, 37 jewels, straight line lever escapement, Gyromax balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, shock absorber, self compensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring, 18K gold rotor.

CHF 80,000 - 120,000

HKD 640,000 - 965,000 / USD 83,000 - 124,000

Sold: CHF 255,750


Grading System
Grade:

Exceptional

Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original


Notes

Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 38 mm. THICKNESS 12 mm. Property of the Original Austrian Family Bought new by the father of the consignor at BEYER in Zurich, the watch has been maintained in close to new condition. Only produced in a total of 244 pieces during its 4 year total production from 1981 to 1985, this example is part of the second series featuring arabic leap year indication. With razor sharp lugs, two mint hallmarks to the side case and still exhibiting its factory finish, one of the rare mint examples to appear at auction retailed by Beyer.