Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar 3450 "Padellone" in Yellow Gold Manufactured in 1984
The reference 3450 was first introduced to the market in 1981 with a slight upgrade in the movement from its beloved predecessor, reference 3448. Ultimately, both references were discontinued in 1985 after the launch of the reference 3940. The basis for the calibre 27-460 QB movement is Patek Philippe’s 27-460 automatic movement first introduced in 1962. The upgrade in the movement, Quantième Bissextile, includes the leap year function. Another noteworthy element to mention is the fact that the month and day are in German, wonderfully matching with the original certificate issued by Uhren Huber, Munich’s prestigious Patek Philippe retailer, we have also copy of advertisement from Huber with illustration of that watch where you can see in the picture the exactly serial number. Scholarship tells us that there were 244 examples made, the majority in yellow gold with only two known to the market encased in white gold. The present example is from the second series, immediately recognizable by the leap year indicator between 3 and 4 o’clock with applied baton hour markers, whereas the first series is fitted with a red disk and Arabic numerals. The present watch is in pristine condition, and virtually unworn. To discerning collectors, this watch in this exceptional condition, still retaining the Patek Philippe sticker on the back, accompanied by its presentation box and certificate of origin is an opportunity at an unbeatable value that rarely, if ever, presents itself. Accessories: Fitted with presentation box and original certificate i Furthermore accompanied by an Extract from the Archives.