1965 Patek Philippe Vintage Mens Midsize "Ultra Thin" Wristwatch, Ref. 3470 - 18K White Gold

Patek Philippe

Item No. 7043SH

Today's offering showcases this handsome midsized example of one of the company's classic vintage "ultra thin" watches in a less often seen white gold.

Epitomizing the essence of 'the classic watch' remembered today, this model features a manually wound movement, round gold case, understated dial, slender hands, and simple baton markers. As one writer aptly stated, "The extra-slim watch, whose style embraces only the strict essentials, has continued to seduce for its elegance and discretion."

Powered by a Patek Philippe caliber 175 handwound movement, the company's first ultra-thin mechanism, the watch excels in technical merits. This illustrious movement was awarded the prestigious "Geneve Quality Seal".

It is in pleasing condition, indicative of a watch worn with respect for its rarity and value. Its elegant, midsize case is near mint with excellent lines and crisp hallmarks. Its classic silver dial has been previously restored. Its high-grade Patek Philippe movement is clean.

Photos of the inside available upon request. Please inquire if you would like an Archive Extract.

The movement has recently been cleaned and oiled.

For the finishing touch we have installed a brand new genuine shark strap with the watch's original 18K white gold signed PP buckle making it ready for immediate enjoyment .

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.

Please note: A similar watch is published in Patek Philippe Wristwatches, by Martin Huber and Alan Banbery, 1998, p. 201.

  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Year built: c. 1965
  • Serial no.: 1,132,190
  • Model: Ref. 3470
  • Functions: 30mm diameter, 5mm thick.
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: 18K white gold
  • Case markings (inside): Patek Philippe & Co, Geneve, Swiss, 18K, 3470, 318,403
  • Dimensions: 30mm diameter, 5mm thick 
  • Dial: Silver with black painted Roman indexes, bright and clean, previously restored
  • Hands: Blackened steel batons
  • Movement type: High grade, manually wound, Cal. 175, specially designed shock protection, stamped twice with the Geneva Quality Hallmark, rhodium-plated, “fausses côtes” decoration, 18 jewels, straight line lever escapement, Gyromax balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, self-compensating flat balance spring
  • Movement markings: Patek Philippe & Co., Geneve, Adjusted to Heat, Cold, Isochronism, 5 Positions, Eighteen Jewels, 175, stamped twice with the prestigious Seal of Geneva
  • Jewels: 18 rubies
  • Band: Genuine shark, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn with the watch's original 18K white gold signed PP 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: 16mm
  • Crystal type: Glass, mint condition
  • Serviced: Recently cleaned and oiled.
  • 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 C.O.T. international warranty.
  • 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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