Important Watches, Collector's Wristw...

Hotel Richemond, Geneva, Oct 13, 2001

LOT 419

Patek Philippe & Cie, Genève, No. 1119603, case No. 2788650, Ref. 3450 Q, first series. Production of this reference started in 1981.Fine astronomic, self-winding, 18K yellow gold gentleman's wristwatch with perpetual calendar and moon phases and an 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe buckle.

CHF 40,000 - 60,000

USD 24,000 - 36,000

Sold: CHF 102,500

C. three-body, solid, polished and brushed. D. matte silver with applied yellow gold bâton indexes, graduation for the days of the month, apertures for the days of the week, the months, the leap year in red, and the moon phases. "Dauphine" yellow gold hands. M. Cal. 27-460 Q, stamped with the Geneva Quality Hallmark, rhodium-plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, 37 jewels, lever escapement, Giromax balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, shock-absorber, self-compensating Bregut balance-spring, 18K gold rotor.Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 37 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: A


Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2 - 01


Ref. 3450Produced in 244 examples from 1981 to 1986 with the caliber 27-460 QPB, the majority in yellow gold, very few in pink or white gold.- First series: leap year display in red on the dial- Second series: leap year display in numerals on the dial. Made in very few examples with sapphire crystal back.Similar watches are published in "Collecting Patek Philippe Watches" by M. and O. Patrizzi, Guido Mondani Editore, Genova, 2000, pp. 306-307 , pl. 482-485 and in "Patek Philippe Wristwatches", by Martin Huber and Alan Banbery, 1998 Edition , p. 290.