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Patek Philippe
RETAILED BY ASPREY: REF 3448 YELLOW GOLD PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES MADE IN 1976
Dial: silvered
Calibre:
cal. 27-460 Q automatic, 37 jewels
Movement number:
1'119'457
Case:
18k yellow gold, snap-on back
Case number: 
332'573
Closure:
Patek Philippe crocodile strap and 18k yellow gold buckle
Dimensions:
37.5 mm
Signed:
case, dial and movement
Accessories:
Patek Philippe certificate of origin, presentation case and Extract from the Archives confirming date of sale on May 25th, 1977 
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Catalogue Note

The Patek Philippe reference 3448 represents a milestone in horology being the first automatic perpetual calendar wristwatch produced in a series by any manufacture. First produced in 1962, the reference enjoyed nearly 20 years of manufacture before being discontinued in 1980. 

This particularly example has a very special feature, one that always serves to captivate collectors; a double signed dial. This 3448, signed ‘Asprey’ beneath the moon phases aperture, comes accompanied by its original box and paperwork including the Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin stamped Asprey & Co Ltd confirming the signature to the dial. What is more it has been preserved in very original condition, retaining strong proportions and crisp edges.

The case design, in comparison to the models it succeeded, displays a clear departure from Patek’s aesthetic, especially when compared to the other perpetual calendar models. The case is somewhat brutalist in appearance, utilising sharper lines and angles to the lugs and bezel, the bezel itself is flat and wider than other models which tended to be softer and more rounded. The combination of these characteristics give the reference a very contemporary feel even today, it is therefore to be expected that the watch remains a hugely desirable model.

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