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Patek Philippe 3448 Yellow Gold Perpetual Calendar Circa 1960’s

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Patek Philippe Ref:3448 early series circa 1960’s, with hard raised Enamel dial, gold beaded track , with Original Certificate! Fresh to market! Amazing dial and case condition! This was the few that were made with a rare enamel dial and gold beaded track.

The reference 3448 is one of Patek Philippe’s best known perpetual calendar models and also one of the most easily recognizable thanks to its angular, architecturally designed case made by Antoine Gerlach. The model was introduced in 1962 and was at the time the first self-winding perpetual calendar wristwatch. It is thought that a total of only 586 examples were made, the majority in yellow gold cases. Few watches were cased in white gold and only two examples in platinum are known to date.
Made in the 1960’s, the case of the timepiece was made by the case maker A. Gerlach and is part of the first batches ever manufactured for the reference. With a distinct design, the dial was changed during the lifetime of the timepiece and displays the typical features of replacement dials of the 1980s. The movement is the celebrated caliber 27-460 that was upgraded and renamed caliber 27-460 Q with a perpetual calendar mechanism fitted on the movement plate underneath the dial. The caliber 27-460 Q is amongst the most sophisticated and lavish automatic movements ever made.