Gold Patek Philippe Ref. 3555 vintage wristwatch, made in 1971
A fine 18ct white gold manually wound square wristwatch with original strap, white gold buckle and an Extract from the Patek Philippe Archives
This stylish Patek Philippe wristwatch is in excellent original condition having been only lightly used. The 18ct white gold case retains superb definition to the angles and edges with no sign of re-polishing. Reference 3555 incorporates Patek Philippe’s superb and slim calibre 175 manually wound movement, which is stamped twice with the seal of Geneva and is beautifully finished with Geneva stripes to the backplate. The watch retains its original Patek Philippe leather strap and 18ct white gold Patek Philippe buckle, and is sold together with the watch’s Extract from the Patek Philippe Archives. With its clean lines and stark silvery grey dial with blackened numerals and hands, the watch has a sharp and refined look.
This wristwatch was originally sold by Guillermin & Mollet whose boutique was on Place Vendôme, Paris. Guillermin & Mollet had a long and close association with Patek Philippe and was one of Patek’s most important French retailers. As the watch was originally sold in France, in addition to the Swiss hallmarks to the inside case back, the centre of the outside case back has French control marks and the retailer’s stamp “G + M” for Guillermin & Mollet. The 18ct white gold Patek Philippe buckle is also stamped for Guillermin & Mollet.
Patek Philippe calibre 175 manually wound Geneva striped movement, stamped twice with the seal of Geneva, lever escapement, 18 jewels, free-sprung gyromax balance, 18,000 BPH, Kif shock absorber; silvered dial with straight grain finish, blackened applied indexes and matching hands; 18ct white gold two-piece square case, the tops of the lugs and bezel with polished finish, the sides and snap-on back with satin finish, Patek Philippe winding crown; case, dial, movement and crown signed; fitted with the original black crocodile leather strap and 18ct white gold Patek Philippe signed pin buckle.
Width excluding winding crown: 27mm
Length including lugs: 35mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 5mm
Strap width/lug gauge: 18mm
All Black Bough watches have been fully serviced and overhauled and are sold with a one year guarantee and detailed Black Bough certificate. A Black Bough leather watch pouch and card presentation box are included with this wristwatch.
Buyers from outside the European Union please note that we are unable to export the crocodile strap due to CITES restrictions. If the watch is to be exported outside the European Union the strap will be replaced with a calf leather strap.