Geneva, Nov 06, 2021

LOT 111


CHF 70,000 - 90,000

HKD 590,000 - 760,000 / USD 76,000 - 98,000 / EUR 66,000 - 84,000

Sold: CHF 212,500

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

Grading System
Case: 3-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-6-8-01

Very good

Slightly oxidized

Slightly scratched

HANDS Original

Brand Patek Philippe

Reference 3448

Year Made in 1967, sold in October 1967

Movement No. 1119074

Case No. 319069

Bracelet Leather with an 18k yellow gold Patek Philippe buckle

Caliber 27 460Q, 37 jewels

Dimensions 37 mm

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

Accessories Fitted box, extract from the archives


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 at Antiquorum in April 1992 (lot 416) and has remained unworn since. Still showing 2 hallmarks under the lugs, it is one of the extremely rare examples of 3448’s retailed by Arte Suizo, the Colombian Patek Philippe distributor.