Lot 337
  • 337

Patek Philippe

Estimate
120,000 - 180,000 CHF
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Description

  • Patek Philippe
  • A YELLOW GOLD AUTOMATIC PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH 
    REF 3448 MVT 1119343 CASE 331503 MADE IN 1974
  • YELLOW GOLD, AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH
  • diameter 37.5 mm
• cal. 27-460 automatic lever movement, 37 jewels • silvered dial, applied gold baton indexes, outer pearled minute indexes, gold dauphine hands, apertures for day and month, subsidiary dial for date combined with fan-form aperture for moon phases • 18k yellow gold case, stepped sloped bezel, angular lugs, solid snap-on back • case, dial and movement signed 

Catalogue Note

Reference 3448 was first released in 1962 with production continuing for approximately 20 years. As the successor to the 2497 and 2438-1, the 3448, with its more angular design, represented a departure from the classic rounded cases and lugs of previous complication references. This was a reflection of the change in wristwatch design more generally, which was evolving during the 1960s and 1970s. The 3448 was not only the first automatic perpetual calendar made in series by Patek Philippe, but the first by any company. An iconic model, the 3448 is one of the most distinctive of all Patek Philippe’s perpetual calendar models and can be seen as a bridge between the watchmaker’s early series produced perpetual calendar wristwatches and the more modern examples that followed it.
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