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1960s Patek Philippe Calatrava (Ref. 3445G) 18K WG

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'You never actually own a Patek Philippe. You merely look after it for the next generation.’ — Patek Philippe started this now ubiquitous marketing campaign in 1966 and never looked back, though they already had an outstanding legacy since the watchmaker was founded in the year 1839. Patek built its reputation on several foundational pillars: tradition, innovation, and excellence, all of which are paramount in every timepiece they make, both old and new. 

If it weren't for the Nautilus or Grand Complications series, Patek Philippe would undoubtedly be best known for the Calatrava. The Patek Philippe Calatrava is the truest representation of the classic dress watch, and was first introduced to the world in 1932 with the model reference 92. The sleek round cases of the Calatrava often feature extremely simple, yet perfectly executed designs with elegant dials that lack all unnecessary obstructions. A true "must-have" for any Patek collector or dress watch aficionado.

1960s Patek Philippe Calatrava (Ref. 3445G) 18K WG

While there are nearly countless options and iterations of Patek's classic dress watch line, we love the Calatrava ref. 3445G for its ageless style and perfect dimensions. The large-for-its-measurements 35mm case boasts long, slightly angles lugs that both introduce an element of geometry to the design as well as increase the overall presence of the watch on wrist, making the ref. 3445G suitable for any wrist size. The Patek Philippe ref. 3445G employs the in-house caliber 27-460M which utilizes an 18K yellow gold center oscillating rotor for the automatic winding system, while the dial features a date at 3 o'clock and the seconds at 6 o'clock. While the dial is simple, it is anything but boring or baren, with the sleek baton markers, faceted date window, and seamless sub-seconds dial serving a perfectly proportioned presentation throughout.

Stock # PPC3445G
Brand Patek Philippe
Style Calatrava
Model 3445G
Serial 34XXXX
Size Men's
Material 18K White Gold
Dial Silver
Millimeters 35
Strap 2pc Patek Philippe Black Alligator Strap W/ 18K WG Tang Buckle



The 18K white gold case displays exceptional finishing and an original crispness throughout. There are some gentle, yet honest signs of use present, though the case is in overall excellent condition with the original dimensions present and no obvious signs of polishing. The case retains its original Patek Philippe cross crown. The case back retains its original concentric brushing with almost no wear present. The watch comes supplied on a 2pc Patek Philippe black alligator leather strap and an 18K white gold tang buckle.


The original silver sunburst dial is exceptionally well-preserved and in virtually flawless condition, showing no visible elements of age or damage. The original white gold hands display some gentle oxidation which is common, but is invisible to the naked eye.


None. The watch is keeping time perfectly, backed by our 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.

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