Exclusive Timepieces 17 April 2021 | Monaco LOT 14

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Patek Philippe Extremely Rare and Attractive Calatrava Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Reference 3435, With Silver Subsidiary Seconds Dial and Extract from Archives

Estimate € 10,000 –⁠ 20,000

Sold € 16,900
Lot Description

Model: Calatrava
Reference: 3435
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Year: 1961
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 27-460
Case N°: 2616242
Movement N°: 1110290
Dimensions: 33 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Extract from the Archives

Further exponent of the Calatrava family, the reference 3435 wristwatch surprises for its simple elegance and clean beauty. Launched in 1960 until 1970, the reference 3435 was created to replace the preceding reference 2584 of which it differs by a smaller case. According to scholars, fewer than 500 pieces were made with this reference in total. The present lot is a very fine specimen in 18k yellow gold with a two-body case, inclined bezel, straight lugs and snap on back in great conditions with clear hallmark on the lug. The silver dial has applied yellow-gold baton indexes and Arabic 12, subsidiary seconds dial and gold baton hands. To further enhanced this gorgeous timepiece, a precious tile-style Patek Philippe bracelet. Accompanied by a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in yellow gold in 1961 and its subsequent sale on 22nd March 1961.