1966 Patek Philippe Vintage Mens Midsize "Ultra Thin" Wristwatch, Ref. 3512 - 18K Gold

Patek Philippe

Item No. 7273SH

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 beautiful 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 crisp unpolished lines.

Its classic original silver dial is untouched and better than near mint. The angle of the 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 watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it. Photos of the inside available upon request.

The watch comes with a Patek band and 18K Patek buckle. The band has been worn but is serviceable. For the finishing touch if you would like to preserve the band we have installed a new unsigned Teju lizard strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

Please inquire if you would like an Archive Extract for it.

Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. international warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.

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. 1966
  • Serial no.: 1,167,364
  • Model: Ref. 3512
  • Functions: Time
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: 18K gold
  • Case markings (inside): Patek Philippe & Co, Geneve, Swiss, 18K, 3512, 327658
  • Case condition: Better than near mint. The case top has wonderfully crisp unpolished lines. The precious metal hallmark and 18K stamping on the outside of the case are still perfect.
  • Dimensions: 31mm diameter, 37mm long lug tip to tip, 5mm thick
  • Dial: Silver with painted black stylized Arabic indexes, original, better than near mint condition with slight aging from most angles hidden underneath the bezel
  • 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(2): 1. Patek band and 18K Patek buckle. The band has been worn but is serviceable. 2. Genuine Teju lizard, 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: 16mm
  • Crystal type: Sapphire glass
  • Serviced: One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
  • 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
  • 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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