10 April 2002
Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18K gold self-winding waterproof wristwatch
Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, retailed by Tiffany & Co., No. 1114344, Ref. 3440, circa 1965
27-460, with nickel-finished lever movement, 37 jewels, Gyromax balance, free sprung regulator, movement stamped twice with the Seal of Geneva, 18K gold rotor, the silvered dial with applied baton numerals, subsidiary seconds, the circular water-resistant-type case with engraved presentation inscription to the screw back (No. 316833 Ref. 3440), large downturned angular lugs, together with a contemporary 18K gold Patek Philippe buckle, Patek Philippe pouch, case and movement signed by maker, dial signed by maker and retailer
34 mm. diam.
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Production of this model, reference 3440, was launched in 1961. A similar watch is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, 2nd edition, p. 221.
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