empressissi™ is pleased to offer this fantastic and original Patek Philippe 'Calatrava' model, the finest Swiss maker of all times as a fine dress watch of the highest standards from the early 70s - the Reference 3468 with variant /5 in an integral all solid white gold case and bracelet setting. In excellent original overall condition, hardly used, keeping accurate time and ready to wear - a classic evening watch for men!
The watch houses a 23-300 manual wind caliber, running on 18 jewels.This is a rare hi grade caliber decorated in Geneve stripes and considered one of the legendary calibers of Patek Philippe. It is set in an original and signed PATEK PHILIPPE 18K solid white gold case in beautiful design, slim and elegant and features the original finish in elegant Florentine design. The case has a mint low dome mineral crystal and an original signed crown.
The dial is 100% original factory made - mint rare condition silver sunburst with Roman numerals and an original set of hands.
This super rare Patek Philippe watch measures 33mm round side to side (excluding crown) - a classic evening/dress watch.
Attached to this watch is its original integral Florentine bracelet in 18K solid white gold, heavy and impressive and still retaining the original finish with a signed double safety clasp and solid gold buckle, all original and in fantastic condition. This watch will fit a wrist of 185-195mm comfortably.
Vintage watches are smaller than today's standards;
To avoid the inconvenience of returns merely due to wrong size expectations, Please study the listed sizes and keep in mind that in most cases, vintage watches will be smaller than today's standards and are unlikely to fit a large wrist. For your convenience, and to better understand the proportions of vintage watches sizes, download and print a copy of our unique watch size reference PDF page.