18k yellow gold Patek Philippe Ref. 3587/1J ‘Beta 21’, made in 1973

Year of issue: 1973
Reference number: 3587/1J
Condition: hardly worn
Status: available
Dealer country: United States
Price in US $ 25,500


Patek Philippe 18k yellow gold ref. 3587/1J ‘Beta 21’, made in 1973 The two-piece cases of the ref. 3587 were made by Atelier Réunis (casemaker mark 28). Large in scale, these were the biggest wristwatches made by Patek Philippe in the 20th century. It was not until the dawn of the 21st century that we started seeing cases of this size and larger from Patek Philippe. Atelier Réunis made some of the most important cases for the manufacture during this time and it is an incredible footnote to history that Atelier Réunis was located in the same Geneva building where the Patek Philippe Museum is now housed. A landmark design in the history of watchmaking, this well-preserved example features a mesh bracelet and a highly desirable blued gold dial. Read more about the Beta 21 caliber.

Reference Numbers: 3587/1J
Production Year: 1973
Original Date of Sale: 1973
Size: 43 mm wide
Material: 18k yellow gold
Dial Color: Blued gold with applied gold and lume batons, outer green seconds markers
Watch Movement: Quartz Beta 21
Accompanied By: Archive
CSKU: 1013


John Reardon