1967 Patek Philippe Ref. 3542 18k Yellow Gold w/ Box & Original Papers
There is the saying that “You never actually own a Patek Philippe. You merely look after it for the next generation.” and we think this couldn't be truer especially with Patek Philippe references such as this rare oversized Patek Philippe 3542. The movement in this 1967 ref 3542 is the automatic winding Patek Philippe Caliber 27-460 and is in perfect condition. The automatic self-winding Patek Philippe caliber 27-460 movement, is stamped twice with the seal of Geneva quality mark, and the Patek Philippe seal as well features a beautifully decorated and massive 18k winding rotor. Additionally what is rare about this specific reference is that the running subsidiary seconds chapter is at the 6 o’clock position on the dial as opposed to being within the center of the dial and hand stack which is more common with automatic movements.
This Patek is classic and timeless, this would be a great addition to a collection lacking a formal dress watch. This timepiece would pair great with a tuxedo or suit as it would fit perfectly under the coat sleeve and is simple yet ultimately refined.
|Dial||White Roman Numeral|
|Bracelet||Alligator Strap w/ Original Patek 18k YG Buckle|
CASE & BRACELET
The 18k YG case is in beautiful condition and believed to be unpolished, showing sharp factory finishing. The original Patek Philippe crown is original to the piece and is in wonderful condition. The lug hallmarks are intact and visible as is the reference and serial numbers on the inside of the case back. The watch will be supplied with a leather strap and original Patek Phillipe 18k YG buckle.
DIAL & HANDS
The original white dial remains in a flawless condition, free from any blemishing or marks. The Patek Philippe signed dial is enameled as are the roman numerals when looking at the dial under a loupe. The subsidiary seconds chapter is at the 6 o’clock position on the dial which is a nice feature not commonly seen on an automatic movement
This Patek Philippe Ref. 3542 retains its original Patek certificate as well as an original Patek Phillipe clamshell style box. The watch is keeping time and running flawlessly but extended service history is unknown.