1970s Patek Philippe Calatrava (Ref. 3514/1) 18K YG
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. The fine craftsmanship that Patek Philippe wristwatches are built around has created a generational foundation for these watches to be passed down and to remain functional, relevant, and timeless for years to come.
This Patek Philippe ref. 3514/1 embodies every characteristic of a classic Patek Calatrava that we know and love, but in its own unique way which makes this 3514/1 such an interesting Calatrava to have on wrist. Not to mention this ref. 3514/1 retains its original integrated mesh bracelet that is a work of art in itself. The Patek Philippe ref. 3514/1 features the widely proclaimed cal. 27-460M automatic movement with is adorned with a solid 18k yellow gold rotor and was in production for about 25 years as one of Patek's premier movements.
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The 18k yellow gold case circular case shows evidence of being very lightly polished in the past and is in excellent condition, displaying all of its correct hallmarks. The case retains its original Patek Philippe logo signed crown. The case back features "Tom Bannan" engraved into the case back. The original 18k yellow gold integrated mesh bracelet is in exceptional condition, displaying no stretch. The bracelet will fit up to a 7 3/4in wrist.
The unique and original brushed silver dial with black enamel Roman numeral markers is both stunning and unique. The dial itself has a beautiful appearance. There are some markings on the outer edges of the dial which are not visible to the naked eye, and there is a mark that partially goes through the 7 o'clock marker. The original hands are in wonderful condition as well and show some light aging.
None. The watch is keeping excellent time, previous service history is unknown.