PATEK PHILIPPE REF. 3610 WHITE GOLD & DIAMOND Patek Philippe, Genève, No. 1283939, case No. 537319, Ref. 3610/1. Made in 1973. Very fine and exceptionally rare, oval, 18K white gold self-winding wristwatch with baguette-diamond set bezel and dial on an integrated 18K white gold Patek Philippe fine woven-link bracelet with later diamond-set extensions. Two-body, solid, polished and brushed, the bezel set with 50 baguette-cut diamonds, sapphire crystal. Blue gold with applied baguette-diamond indexes. White gold dauphine hands. Cal. 28-255, stamped with the Seal of Geneva Quality Mark, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 36 jewels, straight line lever escapement, Gyromax balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating fl at balance spring, 21K gold rotor segment. Dial, case, movement and bracelet clasp signed. Dim. 35 mm x 38 mm, approx length 200 mm. Notes This is the fi rst time Antiquorum has offered the Patek Philippe reference 3610 for auction. Considering the price structure of Patek Philippe watches in the early 1970's, with diamond set integrated bracelet examples dominating the upper echelon, the example offered must be considered one of the most expensive models available from Patek Philippe at the time. Please note that although the case and movement number are both consistent with a production of 1973, Patek Philippe will not supply an archive for this watch.