Exclusive Timepieces, Sessions I, II, III 23 –⁠ 24 April 2022 | Monaco

Auction Details

A wide and extremely attractive selection of collectible timepieces from leading collectors, such as Goldberger with the third part of the famous “Rolex Connoisseur Collection”. Also offered: an assortment of the most sought-after contemporary watches such as the platinum Patek Philippe Nautilus, some very rare examples of the Royal Oak, a single owner’s collection of extraordinary Stella dials Rolex DayDates.

Session I
Saturday 23 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 1 to 103
Session II
Sunday 24 April at 10:30 a.m. – lots 104 to 181
Session III
Sunday 24 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 182 to 273

52 Patek Philippe Fine and Elegant, Calatrava, Wristwatch in Steel, With Applied Arabic Numerals, Reference 3509, With Original Certificate of Origin

Estimate: € 8,000 –⁠ 16,000

Sold € 19,500

Lot Description

Model: Calatrava
Reference: 3509
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1967
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 23 300
Case N°: 2 657 314
Movement N°: 1 144 648
Dimensions: 33 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Certificate of Origin

Patek Philippe made very few stainless steel Calatravas over the years, and these steel watches are now quite collectable. One of these is surely the present lot, a gorgeous reference 3509. This simple and elegant dress watch by Patek Philippe has a high level of sophistication, thanks to the straight lugs, the perfectly circular case of 33 mm with the wide-set smooth bezel that gives the watch a larger presence on the wrist and the screw down back. The dial has perfect proportions and clear legibility, with the satin finishing and the applied white-gold Arabic numbers. The secret code represented by the letters AARO on the original certificate of origin by Patek Philippe allows us to understand that this very watch has been sold in November 1967, where the AA stands for 11, so November while the RO are the digits of the year, in this case 1967.