Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Geneva, Nov 11, 2018

LOT 341

PATEK PHILIPPE, REF. 3448, YELLOW GOLD

A fine and extremely rare, self-winding, 18k yellow gold perpetual calendar wristwatch.

Brand Patek Philippe

Reference Ref. 3448

Year 1980

Bracelet Leather with an 18k yellow gold Patek Philippe buckle

Numbers Case N. 332597, Movement N. 1119478

Caliber 27 460Q

Dimensions 37 mm.

Signature Dial, Case and Movement.

Accessories Certificate of origin

CHF 80,000 - 140,000

HKD 640,000 - 1,120,000 / USD 80,000 - 140,000

Sold: CHF 109,375


Grading System
Grade:

Exceptional

Case: 3-8

Good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-54-01

Very good

Service dial

HANDS Original


Notes

Property of the original German owner. Ref. 3448 Produced in 586 examples from 1962 to 1982, with the caliber 27-460 Q; the majority in yellow gold, rarely in pink or white gold. This series began with the serial number 1119000. During the 50's and 60's gold bracelets were fitted between lugs by means of a spring bar and were sold separately, thus not changing the reference of the watch. At the beginning of the 70's a new fashion was launched and more watches were proposed with an integrated gold bracelet. The Patek Phillipe reference then changed with an additional number after the four first digits as follows: 3448/3, or 3448/15, and so on, depending on the bracelet design. This particular example was bought new at Beyer in Zurich in 1980 and has been maintained in good overall condition, still with its original certificate.