Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Geneva, May 13, 2018

LOT 344

PATEK PHILIPPE, REF. 3605, JUMBO ELLIPSE, POSSIBLY UNIQUE ONYX DIAL (CUSTOM-ORDERED AT PATEK PHILIPPE) A fine, large and possibly unique, self-winding, 18k white gold wristwatch with factory-ordered onyx dial.

CHF 7,000 - 9,000

HKD 56,000 - 72,000 / USD 7,000 - 9,000

Sold: CHF 16,250

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Grading System
Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand Patek Philippe

Model Ellipse

Reference Ref. 3605/903

Year 1978

Bracelet 18k white gold Patek Philippe integrated bracelet, approx. overall length 180 mm.

Numbers Movement N. 1'287'965

Caliber 28-255

Dimensions 32 x 38 mm.

Signature Dial, Case (with engraving) and Movement.

Accessories Certificate of origin, Patek Philippe booklet


Having remained in the same family, this custom-ordered Patek Philippe was delivered to the famous Patek Philippe retailer Zigerli + Iff in Berne. While certain onyx dials were found at the time on the smaller reference 3748 and the Golden Ellipse reference 3634, this is the first time a Jumbo Ellipse with onyx dial has appeared on the market. Complete with its original certificate, it confirms the onyx dial it is without doubt, one of the rarest Ellipse made.