We are proud to offer this very fine and all-original Patek Philippe mens handwound dress watch in beautiful condition.
With its understated silver face and timeless case with downward turned lugs, it showcases a classic and elegant vintage Patek style.
Powering the watch is its illustrious Patek Philippe 10 ligne movement, stamped in two places with the prestigious Poinçon de Genève, unquestionably among the finest hand-winding movements ever built.
It presents in superior untouched original condition. All parts are original to the watch down to the dial, hands, and winding crown.
If you're looking for a superior condition example of a vintage dress Patek, this is a very fine and honest one.
Its thin Patek Philippe case has never been polished so it retains perfectly strong lines and only shows fairly light wear with a couple small deeper marks. Its dial is original and untouched and shows fairly mild aging
When we acquired it the case had patinated from non-use; it had been sitting for a few years carefully stored away with an appreciation for it value.
One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it.
Its movement is clean and running strong and true.
For the finishing touch it comes equipped it with a new Teju lizard strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Accompanying it is an Extract from the Patek Philippe archives attesting to its originality and authenticity.
Included with the purchase is a one-year international warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate attesting to its performance.
Patek Philippe sets the standard as the finest watch manufacturer in the world. In the 1960's and 70's, Patek Philippe produced less than fifty watches per day (contrast this with Rolex and other fine watch manufacturers that produced 500 - 3,000 pieces per day). Important examples of Patek's wristwatches took between nine-months and one-year to assemble.
Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial no.: 798,546
Year built: 1965
Model: Ref. 3468
Functions: Hours and Minutes
Designed for: Men
Case material: 18K gold
Case markings (inside): Patek Philippe & Co, Geneve Swiss, 3468, 2,642,558, 18K(0.750)
Case condition: Very honest excellent condition. It has never been polished so it retains perfectly strong lines and only shows fairly light wear with a scratch on the side of one lug and a small knick on the corner of a lug. When we acquired it the case had patinated from non-use; it had been sitting for a few years.
Dimensions: 33mm wide (excluding crown), 40.5mm long lug tip-to-tip
Dial: Silver with gold applied baton indexes, signed Patek Philippe and GENEVE, original, excellent condition with fairly mild aging
Hands: Original, gold batons
Movement type: Extremely high grade Cal. 23-300, manually wound, specially designed shock protection, patented Gyromax balance system maintains accuracy across various positions, temperatures, and amounts of wind, stamped twice with the Geneva Quality Mark, rhodium-plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, 18 jewels, straight line lever escapement, beryllium bronze escape wheel, self-compensating Breguet balance-spring, micrometer regulator
Movement markings: Patek Philippe & Co., Geneve Swiss, Eighteen Jewels, Adjusted to 5 positions, heat, cold, isochronism, 23-300
Jewels: 18 rubies
Band: Teju lizard, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn, unsigned 16mm gold tone buckle. We also stock a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
Width between lugs: 16mm
Crystal type: Mineral glass, excellent condition
Serviced: One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it making it ready for immediate enjoyment. If you would like more information on our watchmaking team please visit: http://www.connoisseuroftime.com/pages/team.htm
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 email@example.com for details.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Extract from the Patek Philippe archives attesting to its originality and authenticity; Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity
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.