PATEK PHILIPPE, "BEYER" CALATRAVA, REF. 3512
"BEYER" CALATRAVA, REF. 3512
CASE MATERIAL: 18k gold
CASE DIAMETER: 31mm
BRACELET / STRAP MATERIAL: Brown calf leather with Patek Philippe buckle in 18k
FUNCTIONS: Time only
ACCESSORIES: Extract from the Archives confirming manufacture date of 1967 and sale date of May 10, 1967
From a private collection
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The case is in good condition with scratches. The case appears to have been lightly polished. The hallmark is visible behind the 1 o'clock lug. The side of the 11 o'clock lug has light nicks along the edge. The dial and hands appear to be original and have developed patina. The edge of the dial shows signs of oxidation and wear. The dial has spotting throughout. The movement is in working order at the time of cataloging, consistent with the age of the watch. The movement has not been tested for accuracy. A service is recommended given the age of the watch.
The condition of lots sold can vary widely due to factors such as age, previous damage, restoration, repair and wear and tear. The nature of the lots sold means that they will rarely be in perfect condition. Lots are sold in the condition they are in at the time of sale.
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Patek Philippe launched the reference 3512 in 1964 and it was in production until circa 1977. The cases for this model were made by Antoine Gerlach and are only 5mm thick. Patek Philippe advertised this watch as their "classic extra flat watch." This model came in many variations and this particular example has a yellow gold case and silvered dial with painted Roman numerals. This watch was originally retailed by Beyer and the dial is dual signed.
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