Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jul 19, 2022

LOT 343


EUR 80,000 - 120,000

USD 85,000 - 128,000 / HKD 670,000 - 1,000,000 / CHF 81,000 - 122,000

Sold: EUR 110,500

Fine and extremely rare, 18K yellow gold, self-winding, perpetual calendar wristwatch with silver dial, day of the week, date of the month, month of the year and moon phases.

Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-54-01

Very good

Service dial

HANDS Original

Brand Patek Philippe, Geneva

Model Perpetual Calendar

Reference 3448

Year 1965

Movement No. 1 119 020

Case No. 314 571

Material 18K yellow gold

Bracelet leather strap

Buckle 18K yellow gold buckle

Diameter 37.5 mm.

Caliber 27-460 Q

Weight 67.41 gr. (approx.)

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories Extract from the Archives, Patek Philippe service papers


Patek Philippe, Ref. 3448

Produced in 586 examples from 1962 to 1982, with the calibre 27-460 Q; the majority in yellow gold, rarely in pink or white gold.

This series began with the serial number 1 119 000 making this example the 20th ever made.

While the first series was produced until 1974, the watch was "modernised" in its second series featuring a sapphire crystal to increase shock resistance and minimise scratching.

In the eyes of the collectors, the Ref. 3448 will always be known as the first ever self-winding perpetual calendar wristwatch (not counting very small productions or unique pieces) and its modern design combined with its angular design has allowed a new generation of collectors to acquire these extremely limited historical masterpieces.