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Patek Philippe. Incredibly Rare and Historically Important, Calatrava, Automatic Wristwatch in White...

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Estimate € 30000 - 60000

Model: Calatrava
Reference: 3606/3
Case Material: White Gold
Bracelet Material: White Gold
Year: 1979
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 28-255
Case N°: 529637
Movement N°: 1288198
Dimensions: 33 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case
Accessories: Extract from the Archives
Literature: A similar watch was sold at Christie's “Important Watches” Auction Dubai, 22nd March 2019 as lot 161 for 187,500 USD

The timepiece presented here is an exceptional Calatrava, distinguished for several compelling reasons. Specifically tailored for the Middle Eastern market, it stands out as a special order commissioned by non other than Colonel Muammar Gaddafi to commemorate his Labor Day speech in Libya in 1978. The unique dial color, a pale green hard stone, is a nod to his “Green Book” and is further enriched with a personalization which states “Partner of the Colonel, Muammar Gaddafi”. The white-gold case of this reference 3606/3 boasts a simple yet elegant design, adorned with a geometrically decorated bezel and a well-preserved snap-on back. The exceptional white-gold bracelet features distinctive decorations and a signed folding clasp. The dial, with its rare and unusual pale green hue, showcases alpha hands and is truly remarkable. In addition to these distinctive features, this watch is a rarity on the market, representing one of the most intriguing opportunities for collectors globally. It stands as one of the very limited special requests directly realized by Patek Philippe over the years. Furthermore, the watch is accompanied by an extract from the archives, confirming its material and production in 1979, its subsequent sale on August 31 of the same year, and the inclusion of the “special dial.” This timepiece, with its unique history and exceptional craftsmanship, is a noteworthy addition for discerning collectors.

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Estimate € 30000 - 60000

Model: Calatrava
Reference: 3606/3
Case Material: White Gold
Bracelet Material: White Gold
Year: 1979
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 28-255
Case N°: 529637
Movement N°: 1288198
Dimensions: 33 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case
Accessories: Extract from the Archives
Literature: A similar watch was sold at Christie's “Important Watches” Auction Dubai, 22nd March 2019 as lot 161 for 187,500 USD

The timepiece presented here is an exceptional Calatrava, distinguished for several compelling reasons. Specifically tailored for the Middle Eastern market, it stands out as a special order commissioned by non other than Colonel Muammar Gaddafi to commemorate his Labor Day speech in Libya in 1978. The unique dial color, a pale green hard stone, is a nod to his “Green Book” and is further enriched with a personalization which states “Partner of the Colonel, Muammar Gaddafi”. The white-gold case of this reference 3606/3 boasts a simple yet elegant design, adorned with a geometrically decorated bezel and a well-preserved snap-on back. The exceptional white-gold bracelet features distinctive decorations and a signed folding clasp. The dial, with its rare and unusual pale green hue, showcases alpha hands and is truly remarkable. In addition to these distinctive features, this watch is a rarity on the market, representing one of the most intriguing opportunities for collectors globally. It stands as one of the very limited special requests directly realized by Patek Philippe over the years. Furthermore, the watch is accompanied by an extract from the archives, confirming its material and production in 1979, its subsequent sale on August 31 of the same year, and the inclusion of the “special dial.” This timepiece, with its unique history and exceptional craftsmanship, is a noteworthy addition for discerning collectors.

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