Exclusive Timepieces 17 October 2021 | Monaco

Auction Details

It is with great pleasure that we present you our new catalogue of fall 2021. A wonderful journey through the world of watch collecting.

Morning Session:
10:30 AM CEST – lots 100 to 169
Afternoon Session:
2:30 PM CEST – lots 170 to 288

257 Patek Philippe Extremely Rare Square-Shape Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Reference 3485, With Silver Dial and Extract from Archives

Estimate: € 13,000 –⁠ 26,000

Sold € 14,300

Lot Description

Model: Square Watch
Reference: 3485
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1963
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 27–460 M
Case N°: 2632544
Movement N°: 1113767
Dimensions: 31 x 31 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Extract from the Archives

The case’s shape of the reference 3485 offer here indeed clearly recalls the frame of a painting. In production from 1963 to 1970, the finishes of this particular model surprise at every single glance. The tiny inclined lugs are welded to a stepped case in yellow gold with still perfectly preserved and sharp edges. The movement is the automatic caliber 27–460. The dial reflects a work of minimalist art with its simple composition: silver background untouched, applied baton index in yellow gold, slim hands, separated second’s counters at 6 o’clock and right in its middle, the precious signature Jost. Is not known exactly when this shop opened to the public, but the business originated from the will of a Swiss gentleman who adopted Genova as his home, to give free rein to his passion for watches. This is how Bernardo Jost opened his shop and became the official Patek Philippe retailer in piazza Corvetto 9, Genova. He owned the title till 1970’s when Mr. Carlo Fasolo bought it keeping the name. After his disappearance in 2013 the shop was definitely closed but it is still considered an institution of the city of Genova.Accompanied by a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in yellow gold in 1963 and its subsequent sale on 7 December 1963.