Found: A Patek Philippe 3448 White Gold At Sotheby’s New York (Or Is It A 3450 Yellow Gold?) – The Story Of The Convertible Perpetual Calendar
This reference 3448 white gold is accompanied by a totally extraordinary case, dial, hand-set, and crown – all in yellow gold.
That’s correct, you read that effectively. This watch, coming available to be purchased at Sotheby’s in New York tomorrow, was brought into the world a white-gold 3448 of every 1966 and was purchased by the first owner in 1967. Afterwards in 1986, the owner concluded that he would truly like a yellow gold variant, so he wrote to Patek Philippe and inquired as to whether they could make him a yellow-gold case, matching dial, and hands so he could switch the development all through when he satisfied… furthermore, Patek concurred.
The just contrast is that Patek Philippe gave him a yellow-gold Reference 3450 case. The 3450 was launched in 1981 and was the following development of the 3448. Patek Philippe likewise provided a 3448 dial with yellow-gold files, accompanying hands and crown. The most inconceivable part about this? Every last bit of it has been carefully reported. The first 3448 comes with the first authentication and – the extra case has been affirmed in the concentrate from the Archives as of late acquired for the current year. Sotheby’s even has a few letters between the customer and Patek to affirm all of this.
Two watches in one!
Patek Philippe infrequently does private commissions, so the way that this even happened is simply insane. Add to it the watch stays in great condition with full documentation of such an uncommon happening makes this watch crazy.
This part is assessed for $300,000 to $500,000. By and large, white-gold reference 3448s sell anywhere from $250,000 to $450,000, with yellow-gold ones selling anywhere from $80,000 to $150,000. Another forte 3448 in white gold sold in Geneva a year ago for CHF 311,000 so it will be intriguing to perceive how this two-for tolls tomorrow evening.
View the full parts subtleties here and make certain to offer on it tomorrow at Sotheby’s New York.