PATEK PHILIPPE PERPETUAL CALENDAR REF. 3448
Fine and rare 18k yellow solid gold self-winding perpetual calendar wristwatch with silver dial. Day, date, month and moon phase. With Extract from the Archives.
Patek Philippe is renowned worldwide for its sophisticated creations. Patek Philippe is one of the three watch brands that make up the “Holy Trinity” of fine watchmaking. The brand was founded on May 1st, 1839 by Antoine Norbert de Patek and ambitious watchmaker François Czapek. This historic day laid the foundations of the famous brand and Patek made his dream come true: founding its own watchmaking company, under the name Patek & Czapek & Co. Patek decided to locate the factory in Geneva, quai des Bergues and approximately assembled several hundred watches per year, with the help of several employees.
In 1844, during the Paris exhibition, Patek met Jean Adrien Philippe, who was behind the ingenious concept of a pocket watch that could be wound without a key. The two men joined forces a short time later to found Patek Philippe.
The model presented here is a rare and superb Patek Philippe with large complications, perpetual calendar watch from 1965 with the reference 3448.
It allows, without your intervention, to calculate the 30 and 31 days of the months of the year, the passage from February 28th to March 1st and leap years as well as a moon phase. It is a round yellow solid gold case of 37.5 mm diameter. Silver dial with applied stick indexes. Self-winding mechanical movement, the caliber 27 460.
This exceptional piece is the quintessence of the firm’s ancestral watchmaking know-how.
An elegant watch with a useful complication and perfect proportions, a timepiece to collect. It will dress your wrist beautifully. Sold with its Extract from the Archives.