Patek Philippe - 3448J Bracelet

Perpetual Calendar 3448

Brand: Patek Philippe
Family: Grand Complications
Reference: 3448J Bracelet
Name: Perpetual Calendar 3448
Produced: 1962 - 1985
Limited: No

Case

Material: Yellow gold
Glass: Plexi
Back: Closed
Shape: Round
Diameter: 37.00 mm
Height: 12.00 mm

Dial

Color: Silver
Indexes: Stick / Dot
Hands: Dauphine
3448J Bracelet : Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar 3448

Description

The Patek Philippe 3448 was a milestone watch: it was the first automatic perpetual calendar wristwatch to ever appear on the market. It was first introduced in 1962. In the early eighties it was accompanied by the 3450, which included a leap year indicator. In 1985 the 3940 was introduced, more or less replacing both.

The present example, as appeared in an Antiquorum auction, features an integrated bracelet exemplary of the late 70's style - it was manufactured in 1978.

Movement

The first self-winding perpetual calendar wristwatch movement. Based on 27-460 automatic movement. Introduced ca. 1962; later improved with indication for leap year in caliber 27-460 QB.

Type:Automatic
Brand:Patek Philippe
Caliber:27-460 Q
Display:Analog
Diameter:27.00 mm
Jewels:37
Reserve:38 h
Time:Hours, Minutes
Date:Date, Day, Month, Perpetual Calendar

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