The timepieces that we are offering at this auction are coming from all over the world and from some of the most prominent collections.
An incredibly impressive selection of truly rare Rolex Daytonas. A stunning and rare Cartier watch. A Patek Philippe in platinum from the 1920s, coming to auction for the first time, the John Goldberger Calatrava, which is one of the most sought-after reference 530s, to name but a few.
Session I: Saturday 21 October, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 108
Session II: Sunday 22 October, 10:30 AM – lots 109 to 172
Session III: Sunday 22 October, 2:30 PM – lots 173 to 281
219 Patek Philippe Precious and Well Preserved, Calatrava, Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Champagne Dial, With Extract from the Archives Retailed by Freccero, Reference 3514
Estimate: € 6,000 – 12,000
Sold € 10,400
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Case N°: 320 561
Movement N°: 1 125 174
Dimensions: 33 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case
Accessories: Extract from the Archives
The reference 3514/4J was first released in 1964 and its production ceased in 1971. The case was manufactured by A. Gerlach, one of the finest casemakers in Geneva. It was also the manufacturer of the cases for some of the best-known Patek Philippe models, such as the Ref. 96, the “monodate” Ref. 3445, and Ref. 3448. The lot here offered is a precious example manufactured in yellow gold with integrated bracelet of the same material nicely preserved for all these years. The satiné champagne dial has applied black baton indexes, aperture for the date and subsidiary seconds dial which contains the prestigious signature Freccero. Freccero is a jewelry, located in Montevideo, which has very ancient origins from the time Francisco J Freccero bought the activity around 1870 from Oscar Spangerberg. But it was thanks to the relocation of the business in 1908 to Via 25 de Mayo, also in the Uruguayan capital, that it reached the peak of notoriety, remaining for 107 years one of the most renowned retailers in Uruguay and throughout South America. Almost 20 years after the move, in 1929, Freccero became the sole authorized retailer of Patek Philippe in Montevideo, a relationship that lasted for 70 years and resulted in the sale of some of the most exclusive and unique retailer signed watches of the 20th century, such as the present lot. The watch comes with the extract from the archives confirming material, production in 1967 and subsequent sale on 28 August 1967.