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Patek Philippe Gents' Wristwatch Ref. 3543. 18K Gold. Switzerland, 1967

Striking gold Patek Philippe gents watch in excellent condition. Very stylish vintage model. In perfect working order.

9 500,00 €

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Patek Philippe Gents' Wristwatch Ref. 3543. 18K Gold. Switzerland, 1967

Elegant Patek Philippe gents’ wristwatch ref. 3543, 18K gold, made in Switzerland in 1967 and in amazing condition. This is a manual wind-up watch which comes with no case or documents, but it is 100% original and shows a gorgeous vintage design, as simple as stylish. The 18K gold mesh bracelet bears the embossed brand logo in the clasp. The silvered dial is protected by the original sapphire glass and shows a sober and elegant look, with black Roman numerals, straight hand and the PATEK PHILIPPE GENÉVE brand name at the 12 position. If we remove the rear cap we will see the 18K gold hallmark and the proportion (0,750) engraved inside, together with the company’s name, the model’s reference, the serial number 11449961 and a key-shaped mark. Under the cap, the beautiful movement is wonderfully preserved. It is signed by Patek Philippe and has the engraved serial number, as well as relevant data such as the movement’s caliber (23-300) and the number of rubies it mounts (18).

This gorgeous gents’ Patek Philippe wristwatch ref. 3543 in 18K gold is bound to belong to a stylish person who can appreciate great designs and exclusive pieces.

Dimensions: Diameter (without crown): 31 mm.

Patek Philippe – History

The iconic luxury watchmaking Brand Patek Philippe starts out in 18521, when two prestigious and adventurous watchmakers (Antoine Norbert de Patek and Jean Adrien Philippe) decide to found the company Patek, Philippe & Ce- Fabricants à Genève, Switzerland. This will be the beginning of a successful history with amazing designs and a great evolution, through a brand whose acknowledgement and quality are still evident. From the mid-19th century and for decades, the company has supplied great timepieces for royalty and aristocrats, among others. In the early 20th century they started getting patents for different inventions, and in 1923 the first split-second chronograph wristwatch is launched. Soon after, in 1925 they will also produce their first wristwatch with perpetual calendar. The hard economic situation created by the Great Depression make the company search outside investment, so in 1932 the Genevan brothers Jean and Charles Henri Stern enter the company. In 1958 Henri becomes president of Patek Philippe; today, the firm is still owned by the Stern family. In 1993, his son Philippe will become president and still remains.

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