We are pleased to offer the very fine and all-original Patek Philippe mens ref. 3430 Gondolo square watch showcased in today's offering.
With its understated silver face and timeless angular case, it showcases a classic and elegant Patek style. Its angular case has an extra slim profile from the side.
The ref. 3430 was introduced to the market in 1958 and stayed in production until the early 1970s.
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. Photos of the inside available upon request.
It has all of its original Patek parts and presents beautifully on the wrist. Its case presents as better than near mint with only light wear. It has not been recently polished and retains strong lines.
Its untouched original dial is just short of perfect mint.
One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it. It is running extremely strong and true, keeping time on par with a new Patek in our testing position.
For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new crocodile 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. Also accompanying the watch is a Certificate of Authenticty from eBay and their new professional watch authentication team.
Please inquire if you would like us to obtain an Extract from the Patek Philippe archives for you. Patek charges 500CHF to provide one.
Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial no.: 1,151,153
Case no.: 2,680,552
Year built: c. 1965
Model: Ref. 3430
Functions: Hours and Minutes
Designed for: Men
Case material: 18K gold
Case markings (inside): Patek Philippe & Co, Geneve, Swiss, 18K, 3430, 2,680,552
Case condition: Better than near mint. Scratch-free with fairly mild to moderate previous signs of being polishing.
Dimensions: 26.5mm wide (28mm excluding crown), 34mm long lug tip-to-tip, 7mm thick
Dial: Silver with gold applique baton indexes, signed Patek Philippe and Geneve, original and untouched, just short of perfect mint
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: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn. 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: 18mm
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. It is running extremely strong and true, keeping time on par with a new Patek in our testing position. 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 and also has done authorized work for the Richemont brands including Cartier, Vacheron & Constantin, IWC, JLC and others.
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate; Certificate of Authenticty from eBay and their new professional watch authentication team.
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.