- BandGold Bracelet
- Case MaterialGold 18k
Patek Philippe 18k Gents Automatic 3563/3
Patek Philippe Reference 3563/3 from the late 1970's with the original box and papers. The box alone from this period will sell for £900 by itself. One recently was sold on eBay for this price. It is a heavyweight watch weighing in at 97 grams which at today’s value is worth £2,240 in scrap value alone. Patek Philippe is without doubt the world’s finest watch making institution. They are the most highly regarded of wristwatches, streets above their closest competitors in terms of quality, engineering and craftsmanship and they are the most desired and sought after watches in the world. If one can afford a Patek Philippe, it is a prize possession that will last a life time and successive generations when passed down. Patek Philippe was established in 1839, and from the outset began to change the watch making world with the introduction of innovations such as the winding crown and setting mechanism, and setting records for mechanical movement precision which still remain unbroken.
Not surprisingly the company’s reputation was soon established amongst discerning individuals who appreciate Patek Philippe’s vow to create “the world’s finest and most valuable wristwatches”. Patek Philippe’s long list of illustrious and distinguished customers include Queen Victoria, Tchaikovsky and Albert Einstein. The Patek Philippe is for people who pursue perfection in watch making, where there are absolutely no compromises. Only the finest materials are sued and craftsmanship used to the highest standards. Patek Philippe is an independent family owned business and therefore under no constraints. They design and construct their own timepieces. In the quest for perfection, the craftsmen take four years of research and development, nine months of production and three months of assembly and control before they can leave the workshops.
This as well as the skill of the Patek Philippe master watchmakers and craftsmen supports their ambition to achieve absolute supremacy in all of the technical and aesthetic aspects of the traditional art of watch making. Equally the unlimited time they lavish upon their watches is reflected o their astonishing reliability. Patek Philippe watches made in the 1800’s are still keeping excellent time today, with the pivot escape wheels having turned 12 billion times. All Patek Philippe wristwatch movements bear the Geneva Seal hallmark. This is the most sought after attribute and highest official recognition of excellence in watch making. It was introduced in the Republic of Geneva in 1886 in order to provide a guarantee of the origin and the craftsmanship of clocks and watches made in Geneva. The criteria includes 12 technical absolute requirements related to the manufacturing of the movement. Patek Philippe is the only watch manufacturer in the world whose every movement bear the Geneva Seal hallmark.
This one is a stunning looking and absolutely mint condition center second, automatic, 18 karat yellow gold wristwatch on integrated Milanese style bracelet with signed Patek Philippe clasp and the bracelet is suitable for around an 8 inch wrist. It is a three body, massive polished, screwed case back, with a bezel that repeats the bracelet decoration. The watch is a back winder, with the hand setting and manual winding button as a slim button on the case back. It has got applied gold indexes on dial and gold hands. Movement is a caliber 1-350, rhodium plated, 'fausses cotes' decoration, with 28 jewels automatic, lever escapement, Giromax balance adjusted for heat, cold isochronism and 5 positions, antishock system, self-compensating Breguet balance-spring, bi-directional winding rotor on slim winder around the circumference of the movement, 18 carat gold rotor mounted on ball bearings.
The dial, case and movement are signed. It comes with the original Certificate d’ Origine. It is stamped as a duplicate, but is in original typeset rather than a photocopy. It also comes with a letter and a service receipt from Patek Philippe from 1987. It also comes in the original large Patek Philippe box. Dimensions are as follows. Diameter is 35 mm and thickness is 8mm. Ref. PAT 07. Price is £6,495 or US ,995