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Patek Philippe White Gold Automatic Calatrava date hardly worn

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Condition Pre-owned
Scope of delivery
Original box, no original papers
Payment Method
Bank transfer

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Reviews: 16
This dealer is from London, United Kingdom.
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Basic Info

Listing number 98NVU8
Reference number 3445
Brand Patek Philippe
Model Calatrava
Movement Automatic
Case material White gold
Bracelet material Leather
Year of production 1973 (Approximation)
Condition Very good (Worn with little to no signs of wear)
Scope of delivery
Original box, no original papers
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location United Kingdom, London

Caliber

Movement Automatic
Movement/Caliber 27-460M
Number of jewels 37

Case

Case material White gold
Case diameter 35 mm
Crystal Plexiglass
Dial Silver
Dial numerals No numerals

Bracelet/strap

Bracelet material Leather
Bracelet color Black
Clasp Buckle
Clasp material White Gold

Functions

Date

Others

Small seconds

Description

Patek Philippe white gold automatic date Ref 3445 in exceptional crisp condition.
Ref 3445 was the first automatic date watch which Patek Philippe produced.
They used the legendary 27-460 M movement. The quality and finish of this movement is tremendous, it has 37 working jewels, a gold Gyromax balance and a Breguet over-coil balance spring. In my opinion it is one of the finest movements that Patek Philippe ever produced.
The last production run used a slightly modified version of this movement 27-460 M PM (piton mobile). This watch belongs to the later production run.
This particular watch is in really wonderful condition. It is fifty years old but looks like it has been kept in a safe for much of its life. The case has lovely crisp hallmarks on the lugs and maintains all of its original finish all over the case. I am confident when I say that I doubt that you would find a better example of this model.
The watch retains its original box plus its original white gold buckle.
The watch has been recently serviced and runs with an amplitude of over 290 and keeps very good time.
The watch was made in 1973 but not sold until 1987. I can imagine that it was probably a victim of the 1970s Quartz watch crisis . It was not until the late 1980s that much interest was shown again in mechanical watches.
A short video of the watch may be available upon request. Please feel free to ask any further questions that you may have.

Seller

M J GILLAN LTD

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Tel.: [+44] 7712188991
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11 watches listed
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