Exclusive Timepieces 22 –⁠ 23 October 2022 | Monaco

Auction Details

One of the finest selections of vintage and contemporary watches we were able to put together. We tried to do our best to offer you extremely rare and well preserved collectable pieces of the best manufactures.

Session I: Saturday 22 October, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 104
Session II: Sunday 23 October, 10:30 AM – lots 105 to 179
Session III: Sunday 23 October, 2:30 PM – lots 180 to 271

113 Patek Philippe Rare and Attractive Ellipse Beta 21, Rectangular Shaped Electronic Movement Wristwatch, in White Gold, With Blue Dial, Reference 3603, Extract from the Archives

Estimate: € 18,000 –⁠ 35,000

Sold € 32,500

Model: Beta 21
Reference: 3603
Case Material: White Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1976
Movement: Quartz
Caliber: Beta 21
Case N°: 2751189
Movement N°: 8391
Dimensions: 33 mm × 38 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and 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. Patek Philippe’s reference 3603, in production from 1973 until 1982, was among one of the largest rectangular wristwatches ever made by the firm: mainly manufactured in yellow gold, to date not many 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 nice edges, a fair proportion of the whole watch. The dial has the very appreciated blue color with applied white-gold baton numerals and Dauphin hands. Charming, elegant and nicely preserved this watch is such a contemporary timepiece in modern days that can perfectly adorn the wrist of any gentleman. Accompanied by a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in white gold in 1976 and its subsequent sale on 12 May 1978.