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Patek Philippe A rare and unusual Patek Philippe reference 3601 in white gold with date, bracelet and coat of arms of Iraq

Estimation € 7,000 – 15,000

sold € 7,800

Model: Calatrava
Material: White Gold
Reference N°: 3601-1
Case N°: 526771
Caliber: 28-255 C
Movement N°: 1300743
Bracelet: White Gold
Dimensions: 33
Signed: Dial, Case and movement

The present watch is an outstanding Calatrava for a number of reasons. Most notably, the watch is fitted with the coat of arms or state emblem of Iraq. The symbol is composed by a golden-black eagle looking towards the viewer’s left: it represents the Eagle of Saladin bearing a shield of the Iraqi flag and holding a scroll below with the Arabic words Jumhuriyat Al-’Iraq or Republic of Iraq. The one depicted on the present watch is different from the first one Iraq had until a few years ago the for the presence of three green stars in the vertical white band on the eagle’s shield, opposed to the two stars of the UAR. Right under the Patek Philippe signature is also present the “takbir”. Moreover the white-gold case of this reference 3601 has a very simple design with a stepped bezel and snap on back very well preserved. The white-gold bracelet is untouched with particular decoration untouched as well and has a signed folding claps. The dial, in addition to presenting the coat of arms of Iraq, has very nice baton indexes with date aperture at 3 o’clock.