Exclusive Timepieces 31 October 2020 | Monaco

Auction Details

Morning Session:
Lots 1 – 100, starting at 10:30 AM CET
Afternoon Session:
Lots 101 – 264, starting at 2:30 PM CET

Monaco Legend Group is focusing, in this Autumn Auction Catalogue, to offer a variety of beautiful timepieces where the winning point has to be the combination between rarity, quality and price.

97 Patek Philippe Absolutely Fine and Glamorous Golden Ellipse Wristwatch in White Gold, Reference 3845/909, White-gold and Lapis Lazuli Dial With Extract from the Archives

Estimate: € 8,000 –⁠ 16,000

Sold € 16,900

Lot Description

Model: Golden Ellipse
Reference: 3845/909
Case Material: White gold
Bracelet Material: White gold
Year: 1977
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 215
Case N°: 536699
Movement N°: 1325782
Dimensions: 32 mm x 26 mm
Signed: Case, dial, movement
Accessories: Extract from the Archives

In 1976 Patek Philippe launched a new reference which replaced the similar and iconic 3745: that’s how the history of the Golden Ellipse reference 3845 began, with a rounded rectangular shape case made in yellow or white gold. Specifically, the references 3845/909, such as the present lot, are watches with dials made by Stern Frères with precious or semi-precious stones and mounted with various geometric patterns. The present lot has been realized in white gold with integrated bracelet. The round case is overall nice with snap on back and small crown to set the time. The dial is the representation of elegance and preciousness: quadripartite, it offers the alternation of segments in satin white gold and lapis lazuli. A thin line embellished with 20 brilliant cut diamonds transversely cuts the dial. With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with lapis lazuli and decorated white-gold dial with diamonds in 1977 and its subsequent sale on 13 November 1978.