Reference 3450 was in production from 1981 through 1985, and according to scholarship, only 244 examples were made – making this reference more limited than its predecessor. Despite there being quite a few minor upgrades to reference 3450, arguably the biggest difference between the two references was the improved movement.
Reference 3450 houses the caliber 27-460 QB, which was the firm’s first movement to incorporate a leap year indicator. This example from 1982 features a “Roman” leap year indicator, located on the dial between the 3 and 4 o’clock position. Offered in overall excellent condition, the present watch is an excellent representation of Patek Philippe’s constant innovation over the course of its history.
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