Rare Patek Philippe Worth Over $1 Million Up for Auction
The extraordinary Patek Philippe Ref. 3974, produced in 1999, is a minute repeating wristwatch with a black dial, perpetual calendar and moon phases, on an alligator strap.
Prior to this sale, only three models of this reference in platinum have ever been sold at auction. This outstanding timepiece was offered with two additional dials as noted in the extract from Patek Philippe's archives.
Also of interest for the Patek aficionado is the Patek Philippe Ref. 3450 with transparent case back. Made in 1983, it is a very fine and extremely rare 18K yellow gold wristwatch with perpetual calendar, moon phases, and leap year indicator, estimated at $200,000 - $300,000.