Patek Philippe. An Automatic White Gold Calatrava Wristwatch with Date
Case No: 324xxx
Movement No: 112xxxx
Manufactured in 1968
Cal. 27-460m automatic movement stamped twice with the Geneva Seal, 37 jewels, silvered dial, applied baton numerals, outer beady minute divisions, subsidiary dial for constant seconds, date window at 3 o’clock, circular water-resistant case, downturned lugs, screw back, case, dial, and movement signed
Accompanied by a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives
Reference 3445 was launched in 1961 as the manufacture’s first watch with date to be made in series. Both timeless and elegant, the model’s design did not change during its 20-year production span. The 3445 was produced in pink, yellow, and white gold, and a small quantity in platinum. After platinum, white gold is the second rarest metal. All were fitted with the automatic caliber 27-460M, the evolution of Patek Philippe’s first automatic caliber 12-600.
Featuring a flat and thin case design, the 3445 is typical of the trends of the 1960’s, and has stayed in fashion ever since. Sized at 35mm, with sharp faceted lugs and a water-resistant case, the model is sought after today for its classic look. With an automatic movement and date window, the 3445 is the perfect every day watch.