Today's offering showcases this handsome midsized example of one of the company's classic vintage "ultra thin" watches.
Epitomizing the essence of 'the classic watch' remembered today, this model features a manually wound movement, round gold case, vintage styled dial, and slender hands. As one writer aptly stated about a similar watch, "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" and this example is stamped in two places with it.
We are proud to offer it in gorgeous original condition, indicative of a watch worn with respect for its rarity and value.
Its elegant original case is better than near mint. The case top has wonderfully strong lines.
Its classic original champagne dial is untouched and just short of mint. The angle of most of the photographs and their magnification make the aging appear more than it does when being worn. From most angles when being worn it looks essentially mint.
Its original high-grade Patek Philippe movement is very clean. One of our Master Watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it. It is keeping very accurate time.
For the finishing touch, we have equipped it with a brand new Teju lizard strap 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 full-page custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate attesting to its performance.
Please inquire if you would like us to obtain an Extract from the Patek Philippe archives for you. Patek charges 500CHF to provide one.
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
Serial no.: 1,135,997
Year built: 1964
Model: Ref. 3512
Functions: Hours and Minutes
Designed for: Men
Case material: 18K gold
Case markings (inside): Patek Philippe & Co, Geneve, Swiss, 18K, 3512, 321441
Case condition: Just short of mint. It retains wonderful, strong lines.
Dimensions: 31mm diameter, 37mm long lug tip to tip, 5mm thick
Dial: Champagne with applied gold baton indexes, original and untouched, just short of mint condition with slight aging under close scrutiny. The angle of most of the photographs and their magnification make the aging appear more than it does when being worn. From most angles when being worn it looks essentially mint.
Hands: Original, gold "batons"
Movement type: Extremely 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
Jewels: 18 rubies
Band: Genuine Teju lizard, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn with unsigned gold-tone buckle. We also stock a variety of other straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
Width between lugs: 16mm
Serviced: One of our Master 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. It is keeping very accurate time. 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 extremely experienced team of four Master Watchmakers all of whom each have over thirty-five years of experience and a large number of parts. One used to be the watchmaker for an authorized Rolex dealership and was given special training by Rolex at their Beverly Hills Service Center.
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email email@example.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.