Exclusive Timepieces 31 October 2020 | Monaco LOT 55

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Patek Philippe Rare and Attractive Ellipse Beta21, Rectangular Shaped Electronic Movement Wristwatch in White Gold, Reference 3603, Accompained by Extract from the Archives

Estimate € 20,000 –⁠ 40,000

Sold € 33,800
Lot Description

Model: Ellipse Beta21
Reference: 3603
Case Material: White gold
Bracelet Material: White gold
Year: 1974
Movement: Quartz
Caliber: B21
Case N°: 2 732 483
Movement N°: 8101
Dimensions: 33 mm x 38 mm
Signed: Case, dial, movement
Accessories: Extract from the Archives

The Beta 21 has been used by many brands such as Rolex or Piaget and among them was also listed Patek Philippe whose reference 3603 soon became a must of the Swiss-Polish brand for collectors. Mainly manufactured in yellow gold, to date fewer than 20 examples have appeared to auctions in this year made in 18k white gold exactly the present lot. The massive rectangular case, produced by Ateliers Réunis, has definitely been well preserved by the last owner keeping untouched the edges and the proportion of the whole watch and equipped with a solid, massive bracelet made with the same material, all in remarkable conditions. The dial has the very appreciated blue color with applied white-gold baton numerals and dauphine hands. Perfectly preserved this watch sold with the extract from the archive. Accompanied by a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in white-gold in 1974 and its subsequent sale on 7 March 1974.