1950's Patek Philippe for Gubelin Vintage Mens Handwound Square Watch, Ref. 3404 - 18K Gold

Patek Philippe

Item No. 7142SH

We are pleased to offer this very fine and rare Patek Philippe mens ref. 3404 watch made for the prestigious Swiss retailer Gubelin.

With its understated gold face and timeless yet gorgeous square case, it showcases a classic and elegant vintage Patek style. Its original rare double signed dial is printed Gubelin and has cool markers inset into the dial.

Powering it is its illustrious Patek Philippe 10 ligne movement, unquestionably among the finest hand-winding movements ever built. It is stamped with the prestigious Poinçon de Genève, attesting to its quality.

It presents in beautiful all-original condition down to the original dial, hands, and winding crown. Its case is excellent condition with crisp hallmarks. Its untouched original gold only shows fairly mild aging. Please inquire if you would like it restored.

And its movement is very clean. One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it.

For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new expensive crocodile strap with so-called "Cartier" lining making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

Please inquire if you would like us to obtain an Extract for you.

Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. international warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.

  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Serial no.: 782,178
  • Year built: 1950's
  • Model: Ref. 3404
  • Functions: Hours and Minutes
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: 18K gold
  • Case markings (inside): Patek Philippe & Co, Geneve, Swiss, 18K, 3404, 2602321
  • Case condition: Excellent with fairly light wear. It has not been over polished and it retains a crisp hallmark
  • Dimensions: 28mm wide (excluding crown), 33mm long lug tip-to-tip although the large bezel gives the impression of larger dimensions
  • Dial: Gold with gold applied baton indexes, signed Patek Philippe and Gubelin, original and untouched, fairly mild aging. Please inquire if you would like it restored.
  • Hands: Original, gold batons
  • Movement type: Extremely high grade, manually wound, rhodium-plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, 18 jewels, straight line lever escapement, beryllium bronze escape wheel, Gyromax balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, shock-absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance-spring, micrometer regulator
  • Jewels: 18 rubies
  • Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unused, unsigned 16mm gold tone buckle. We also stock lizard and a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
  • Width between lugs: 22mm
  • Serviced: One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it.
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
  • Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email concierge@cotwatches.com for details.
  • Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
  • Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee

We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our client's expectations throughout the buying experience.

All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail, and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier. International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.

The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.

Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed to be waterproof.

To get an idea of how this watch will look on the wrist, please use the Watch Sizing Guide


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