1094. Patek Philippe A rare and attractive yellow gold openface pocket with presentation box 百達翡麗，型號3472，罕有，18K黃金懷錶，配燒青字錶盤，約1963年製。 附有紅色皮質古董百達翡麗錶盒、後補證書
Patek Philippe 1963
Reference No. Movement No. Case No. Model Name Material Calibre
3472 793’461 2’632’582 Futuriste 18k yellow gold Manual, cal. 23-300, 18 jewels 40.5mm Diameter Case, dial and movement signed
HKD 35,000-55,000 USD 4,500-7,100 Accessories Accompanied with a red leather Patek Philippe presentation box. Further accompanied by an Extract from the Archives confrming production of the present watch in 1963 and its subsequent sale on October 14th, 1963.
One of the great modern masters of the 20th century was Gilbert Albert, who for seven years worked as designer and head of work shop for Patek Philippe. During his tenure, the brand produced some of the most recognizable and iconic timepieces today, including the Ricochet series of wristwatches and pocket watches.
The reference 3472, which was produced from 1962 until 1967 in yellow and pink gold, is another Albert creation and fts perfectly in to the modern aesthetic he sought to create. Called the “Futuriste”, the watch resembles the fying saucers of early 1950s, 60s television with an ultrathin caliber, and wide satin fnished Baumgartner case. The sunburst Stern Frères dial with applied hour makers features an engraved enamel signature. With a production span of only fve years, the reference 3472 is little known in the market place and the present lot ofers the opportunity for a savvy collector to own a very distinctive timepiece. The watch is ofered in excellent original condition and is accompanied by a red leather Patek Philippe presentation box. Only three examples are known in yellow gold, and this is a unique opportunity to own a modern classic from one of the great designers of the mid-20th century.
Phillips presents THE HONG KONG WATCH AUCTION: EIGHT on 28 May 2019.