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    Patek Philippe, Ref. 3417, Very Rare Steel Amagnetic for Tiffany & Co, circa 1968
    Case: 36 mm, stainless steel, three body, screw down case back, inner soft iron cap, name engraved on case back, No. 2644350
    Dial: Signed Patek Philippe Genève Tiffany & Co., silver, applied steel baton indexes and numeral 12, silvered minute dots, subsidiary seconds at six, polished steel baton hands
    Movement: Patek Philippe caliber 27-AM 400. 18 jewel bridge model, Gyromax balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and five positions, stamped twice with Geneva quality marks, HOX code on the balance bridge, gold pallet fork, No. 734495,
    Band: Crocodile leather and Original Patek Philippe signed stainless steel buckle
    Signed: Patek Philippe on case, dial, movement, buckle. Tiffany & Co on dial.

    On her graduation from Harvard Law School and the commencement of her first job, a daughter resolved to purchase her mother and father gifts as a sign of love and gratitude for the education they had provided for her. He was a distinguished General, Thoracic and Heart Surgeon and earned a Master of Science in Surgery from the University of Minnesota (The MAYO Clinic). Assuming a gold watch would be the appropriate gift for him, she visited Tiffany & Co in New York. The Tiffany's salesman, understanding the unique requirements of a surgeon and also that Patek Philippe had designed and manufactured the stainless steel Ref 3417 Amagnetic specifically for surgeons, scientists and electrical engineers, suggested that that watch would be the perfect solution, and thus this Patek Philippe Ref 3417 retailed by Tiffany & Co was purchased. In the father's care, the watch was occasionally used and lovingly cared for and subsequent to his sad passing in 2004, the watch returned to the daughter, the original purchaser.

    This represents a unique opportunity to acquire this ultra-rare and possibly unique 3rd series Ref 3417 Amagnetic from Patek Philippe with Tiffany & Co stamped dial. Presented in superb condition, with its original crown, buckle, accompanied by an extract from the Patek Philippe archives, listing the date of manufacture as 1968, date of sale October 7th, 1968. The watch is consigned from the original family.









    Condition Report*: Type: Patek Philippe, Ref. 3417, Very Rare Steel Amagnetic for Tiffany & Co, circa 1968
    Dial: silver, applied steel baton indexes, numeral 12
    Hands; steel baton hands
    Metal: stainless steel
    Case No: 2644350
    Case Info: inner soft iron dust cap
    Case Width: 36 mm
    Crystal: glass
    Watch Movement: No. 734495, caliber 27-AM 400. 18 jewel bridge model, Gyromax balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and five positions, stamped twice with Geneva quality marks, HOX code on the balance bridge, gold pallet fork
    Band: original Patek Philippe strap and steel buckle
    Circa: 1968
    Condition: movement is very good and running, dial is in superb condition, case is in very good and choice condition, name on the case back, wear to the strap
    *Heritage Auctions strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Heritage regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Heritage. All lots offered are sold "AS IS".

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