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Patek Philippe
REF 3450 A YELLOW GOLD AUTOMATIC PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES MADE IN 1982
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Patek Philippe
REF 3450 A YELLOW GOLD AUTOMATIC PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES MADE IN 1982
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Patek Philippe
REF 3450 A YELLOW GOLD AUTOMATIC PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES MADE IN 1982
Dial: silvered
Caliber: 27-460Q automatic movement, 37 jewels
Movement number: 1119647
Case: 18k yellow gold, solid hinged case back
Case number: 558572
Closure: 18k yellow gold Patek Philippe buckle
Size: diameter 38 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Patek Philippe presentation box, Extract from the Archives confirming the year of manufacture in 1982 and sale on April 11, 1983, leather bi fold and booklets, including instructional booklet
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Catalogue Note

Patek Philippe introduced to the market reference 3448.  Almost two decades later, they made some slight upgraded alterations to the beloved watch when introducing reference 3450. 

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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