Patek Philippe. A very fine and very rare 18ct gold manual wind perpetual calendar wristwatch with moonphases and together with fitted box
Lot 149
Patek Philippe. A very fine and very rare 18ct gold automatic perpetual calendar wristwatch with moonphases together with fitted box, Certificate of Origin and invoice from the retailer Heinz Wipperfeld dated 25th of June 1970 Ref:3448, Case No.325492, Movement No.1119136, Sold 25th June 1970
Sold for £108,333 (US$ 175,370) inc. premium

Lot Details
Patek Philippe. A very fine and very rare 18ct gold manual wind perpetual calendar wristwatch with moonphases and together with fitted box, Certificate of Origin and invoice from the retailer Heinz Wipperfeld dated 25th of June 1970Ref:3448, Case No. 325492, Movement No.1119136, Sold 1970 Patek Philippe. A very fine and very rare 18ct gold manual wind perpetual calendar wristwatch with moonphases and together with fitted box, Certificate of Origin and invoice from the retailer Heinz Wipperfeld dated 25th of June 1970Ref:3448, Case No. 325492, Movement No.1119136, Sold 1970 Patek Philippe. A very fine and very rare 18ct gold manual wind perpetual calendar wristwatch with moonphases and together with fitted box, Certificate of Origin and invoice from the retailer Heinz Wipperfeld dated 25th of June 1970Ref:3448, Case No. 325492, Movement No.1119136, Sold 1970
Patek Philippe. A very fine and very rare 18ct gold automatic perpetual calendar wristwatch with moonphases together with fitted box, Certificate of Origin and invoice from the retailer Heinz Wipperfeld dated 25th of June 1970
Ref:3448, Case No.325492, Movement No.1119136, Sold 25th June 1970
37-jewel Cal.27-460Q automatic movement stamped with the Geneva Quality Hallmark, straight line lever escapement, rhodium-plated, Gyromax balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, shock-absorber, 18ct yellow gold rotor, fine matt silvered dial with applied gold baton and pyramidal indexes, subsidiary dial for the days of the month and apertures for the days of the week and the months in German, yellow gold polished Dauphine hands, brushed finished case with polished bezel, setting buttons hidden in the band, snap on back numbered 3448 and case number 325492, fitted Patek Philippe strap, together with the original Certificate of Origin and Guarantee, fitted Patek Philippe box and bill of sale from the retailer Heinz Wipperfeld, case, dial and movement signed
37mm.

Footnotes

  • The Reference 3448 was introduced to the market in 1962 and at the time was the first self-winding perpetual calendar wristwatch.Production of both reference 3448 and 3450 were discontinued in 1985 when the reference 3940 was launched.

    This particular example is in wonderful condition and comes with its original Certificate of Origin, fitted Patek Philippe box and even the original purchase/bill of sale papers, making this one of the most complete Reference 3448's to come to the market in recent years.
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