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Patek Philippe An exceptional Patek Philippe reference 3418 in stainless steel with a unique dark brown aged dial

Estimation € 8,000 – 15,000

sold € 11,310

Model: Calatrava
Material: stainless steel
Reference N°: 3418
Year: 1957
Case N°: 2605818
Caliber: 12'400
Movement N°: 727978
Bracelet: stainless steel
Dimensions: 34 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Extract from the archives

With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in steel in 1957 and its subsequent sale on 30 April 1959.

Mostly when we speak about vintage watches, the point is that each piece is a unique piece, since each of them has one or more lives behind them. And exactly as on human beings, the passing of life has its effects which often reflect on the dial. The lot offered here is the perfect representation of what it means “to age well”: the dial has turned towards an incredible and unique dark brown tending to amaranth, without affecting the integrity of the baton indexes and the subsidiary dial of the seconds at 6 o’clock. Due to its peculiarities and the aging it has had, this reference 3418 can certainly be defined as unique and worthy of being included in a collection.