Patek Philippe - 3448J Cartier Perpetual Calendar 3448

Brand: Patek Philippe
Family: Grand Complications
Reference: 3448J Cartier
Name: Perpetual Calendar 3448
Movement: Patek Philippe caliber 27-460 Q
Hours, Minutes | Date, Day, Month, Perpetual Calendar
Produced: 1962 - 1985
Limited: No


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


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

Patek Philippe 3448J Cartier description

The Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar 3448 marked an important milestone: when introduced in 1962, it was the first self-winding watch by any brand to feature a perpetual calendar mechanism. It would remain in the collection until the early-mid eighties, when it first was accompanied by the 3450 with leap year indicator (though 3448's with such feature exist too) and later both were replaced by the 3940.

A total of 586 are said to have been made, with most being cased in yellow gold. Other precious metals -rose, white and platinum- have also appeared on the marked and command a hefty premium over the already steep price of this collectors favorite.

The present example, as sold by Antiquorum, is furthermore distinguished by its Cartier signed dial. It was made in 1968.