Exclusive Timepieces & Jewels 17 –⁠ 18 July 2019 | Monaco

Auction Details

A Selection of Pure Vintage/Contemporary Timepieces and Rare Jewels. Our first auction with Davide Parmegiani.

Session 1 starting at 3 p.m.
Session 2 starting at 6 p.m.

113 Patek Philippe An esteemed and very rare Patek Philippe reference 3541 in 18k white gold with date, integrated bracelet and papers

Estimate: € 8,000 –⁠ 15,000

Lot Description

Model: Calatrava
Material: white gold
Reference N°: 3541
Year: 1950
Case N°: 321023
Caliber: 27-460M
Movement N°: 1126021
Bracelet: white gold
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: papers

In the 1960s, tastes began to change from traditional watches to rugged models for the outdoors, however, capable of maintaining the unmistakable style and high elegance of Patek Philippe creations. It was in this scenario that the reference 3541 was born in 1961 and available within the production until 1969. This reference 3541 is very similar in design to the reference 3445. However it is a slightly wider case and the lugs do not bend as sharply considering the presence of the integrated bracelet in white gold. This combination of white-gold case and bracelet is indeed very rare and difficult to find watches like these are available at auction. However, the round stepped case with screw back is equipped with a wonderful and special silver dial with satin effect, applied baton numerals and wind at 3 o’clock for the date. The bracelet as well has a very unusual processing reminiscent of the subtle wood grain. Offered with the original Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin confirming the material of the present watch in white-gold 18 kt, argentè dial with applied gold hour markers, it is a chameleonic object, perfect for elegant occasions but equally usable in more extreme environments given its waterproof case.