Exclusive Timepieces 17 April 2021 | Monaco LOT 15

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Patek Philippe Fine and Limited Edition Calatrava-Style Wristwatch in Steel, Reference 3923, Made Upon Special Request for Japanese Retailer Isshin Dokei Co. Ltd., Tokyo and Extract from Archives

Estimate € 5,000 –⁠ 10,000

Sold € 9,880
Lot Description

Model: Calatrava
Reference: 3923
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1987
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 215 PS
Case N°: 2836747
Movement N°: 1358535
Dimensions: 32 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Extract from the Archives

Belonging to the Calatrava family, the reference 3928 was in the Patek’s catalogue from 1986 until 1999 and in its standard production was available in yellow or pink gold. Very few pieces were manufactured in stainless steel and were made upon the special request exclusively for Japanese retailer Isshin Dokei Co. Ltd., Tokyo, to commemorate Patek Philippe’s 150th in 1989 and the present lot is one of these specimens. The two body case in steel is finely preserved with its concave lugs, stepped bezel and snap on back with no evident signs of wearing. The dial is silvered with applied faceted steel baton indexes, subsidiary seconds dial, outer minute division and steel dauphine hands. Accompanied by a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in steel in 1987 and its subsequent sale on 19th February 1987.