We are pleased to offer this very fine and classic Patek Philippe mens handwound dress watch.
With its vintage styled light silver face and timeless case with downward turned lugs, it showcases an 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.
We were fortunate to aquire it with its original parts down to the hands and winding crown. Its thin Patek Philippe case presents as just short of mint with only fairly light signs of previous polishing.
Its dial, which was restored in vintage times, shows only slight aging. It presents beautifully on the wrist.
One of our Master Watchmakers has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing the winding pinion, set wheel, and yolk spring bridge with correct Patek parts, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and timing testing and regulation (a $1895 value). Depending on the pressure put on the crown when being wound, sometimes there is a light click. Photos of the inside available upon request.
For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a new crocodile strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
If you would like us to obtain an Extract from the Patek Philippe archives for you please inquire. Patek charges 500 CHF to provide one.
Included with the purchase is a one-year international warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.
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.: 1,143,793
Year built: c. 1965
Model: Ref. 3468
Functions: Hours and Minutes
Designed for: Men
Case material: 18K gold
Case markings (inside): Patek Philippe & Co, Geneve Swiss, 3468, 2,663,676, 18K (0.750)
Case condition: Presents as just short of mint with only fairly light signs of previous polishing.
Dimensions: 33mm wide (excluding crown), 40.5mm long lug tip-to-tip
Dial: Light silver with gold inset baton indexes, signed Patek Philippe GENEVE and SWISS, restored in vintage times, shows only a slight aging and light warming in tone
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: Crocodile, 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: Acrylic, excellent condition
Serviced: One of our Master Watchmakers has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing the winding pinion, set wheel, and yolk spring bridge with correct Patek parts, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and timing testing and regulation (a $1895 value). Depending on the pressure put on the crown when being wound, sometimes there is a light click.
Timing: Timed on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It's keeping time within approx. 1.5 seconds per hour. 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 has done work for the Cartier Service Center.
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
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.