We are proud to offer the classic and distinctive mid-century Patek Philippe mens midsize ref. 3442 dress watch showcased in today's offering that comes with a Patek Extract.
The centerpiece of the watch are its fashionable and somewhat avant garde "bullhorn" lugs.
With its understated silver face and distinctive round case, it showcases a classic and elegant vintage Patek style.
As a mens midsize when it was made, it is a small unisex size by today's standard, well-suited for someone who has a smaller wrist.
Powering it is its illustrious Patek Philippe 10 ligne movement, unquestionably among the finest hand-winding movements ever built.
It has all original Patek parts down to the winding crown.
It presents in beautiful condition - our photos couldn't do it justice. Its case presents as better than near mint on the wrist and still retains two hallmarks, one very crisp. The back has one pin prick small - otherwise it presents as just short of mint.
Its silver dial is bright and clean, previously refinished.
One of our Master Watchmakers, who used to be the watchmaker for an authorized Rolex dealer and was given special training by Rolex at their Beverly Hills Service Center to be an authorized Rolex watchmaker, has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn components with genuine Patek parts including installing a new mainspring, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $695 value).
For the finishing touch it comes equipped with a Patek Philippe strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Accompanying the watch is an Extract from the Patek Philippe Archives attesting to is authenticity and originality. Patek charges 500CHF to provide one.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. international warranty on the movement and its function and a new timing certificate attesting to its performance.
Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial no.: 788,938
Year built: 1962 - sold November 8th, 1962
Model: Ref. 3442
Functions: Hours and Minutes
Designed for: Men
Case material: 18K gold
Case markings (inside): Patek Philippe & Co, Geneve, Swiss, 18K, 3442, 2,621,044
Case condition: Presents beautifully on the wrist and still retains two hallmarks, one crisp. The back has one pin prick small - otherwise it presents as just short of mint.
Dimensions: 28mm wide (excluding crown), 35mm long lug tip-to-tip
Dial: Silver with black painted baton indexes, signed Patek Philippe, bright and clean, previously restored
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
Jewels: 18 rubies
Band: Genuine Patek Philippe, signed, leather, remborde, with unsigned buckle, excellent condition. We also stock a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
Width between lugs: 15mm
Serviced: One of our Master Watchmakers, who used to be the watchmaker for an authorized Rolex dealer and was given special training by Rolex at their Beverly Hills Service Center to be an authorized Rolex watchmaker, has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn components with genuine Patek parts including installing a new mainspring, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $765 value).
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 is authenticity and originality. Patek charges 500CHF to provide one; new Connoisseur of Time 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.