18k yellow gold self-winding oval Patek Philippe Grande Ellipse Ref 3589 with unusual dial

Model:
Year of issue: 1974
Reference number: 3589
Condition: hardly worn
Status: available
Dealer country: Japan
Price in EUR € 12.350

Description

A very fine and rare 18k yellow gold self-winding oval wristwatch ref.3589 with unusual dial. Acompanied by an Extract from the Archives confirming production with brown dial in 1974 and sale on September 27th, 1977.  Reference 3589, the Grande Ellipse, was manufactured during the 1970s. A rare model, approximately only fifteen pieces in yellow gold have appeared at auction. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time the present example has been offered at auction. The dial on the current watch is made of 'Vermeer' gold, which has a brown color specially created by Patek Philippe. The numerals are engraved using the 'fraisé' technique that reveals the yellow gold dial plate beneath.

Specification

Manufacturer Patek Philippe
Reference ref. 3589
Year 1974
Movement Self winding
Material Yellow gold
Caliber 28-255
Diameter 36mm x 33mm

Accessories

Extract from the Archives

Dealer

John Nagayama