Patek Philippe Calatrava 3796G Sigma Dial

Item Number: PATEK003

$25,581.75 AUD
-Specifications

Brand
Patek Philippe
Model
Calatrava
Reference
3796 (3796G)
Year
1990
Movement
Manual Wind Cal.215 PS
Case
30.5mm
Material
18K White Gold
Lug Width
18mm
Bracelet
Black Leather Strap
Includes
Extract from Archives, Service box, PP Signed WG Buckle, Original spring bar for the buckle
Notes
The watch will be completely serviced by our watchmaker after your order
Warranty
1-year Mechanical Warranty
Shipping
Global shipping via FedEx International Priority

* Due to Washington Convention, we cannot export Crocodile / Alligator leather overseas.

So if you purchase from overseas, the strap will be replaced with a similar strap made of calf leather as an alternative.


-Description


Patek Philippe is a manufacturer founded in Geneva in 1839. 

The independence of the family business and the reliability that all watches can be repaired create a value as an asset that is passed on from generation to generation.

This watch is the pinnacle of classic dress watches and the brand's iconic Patek Philippe watch.

Ref.96, announced in 1932, is the root of the Patek Philippe collection.

The name Patek Philippe comes from the brand's emblem, the Croix de Calatrava. This cross originates from the pattern of the Spanish Knights of the 12th century.

The design of this watch is directly inspired by the Bauhaus philosophy that "function determines form", which is also a model for modern watch design.

This Ref.3796 follows the original Ref.96 design and was released in 1982.

The case size is 30.5mm, which is the same as Ref.96, and the case material is 18K white gold.

The "G" in the 3796G is the acronym for the French word Gris, which means gray and stands for WG case.

The design of the flat bezel, which is a lug integrated with thecase, can be said to be the greatest feature of the 96 series Patek Philippe Cala.

In addition, there are σ (sigma) marks on both sides of the SWISS at 6 o'clock on the dial.

This is a notation found on watches from 1973 to 2000 by a manufacturer that belonged to an organization called APRIOR, and indicates that precious metals such as gold are used for the dial and index. ..

It was put in for the purpose of "indicating that it is a high quality watch made in Switzerland in gold".

The movement is manual-wind Cal.215 PS.

This is a very classic thin manual-wind movement, but also used in the current model, Ref.5196.

* Since the belt is passed once when the wearing photo is taken, there are some marks. please note that.

Patek Philippe Calatrava 3796G – Arbitro

[Payment Method]
1. Credit Card (Visa/Master/Amex)
2 Wire/Bank Transfer
*We have U.S bank account and European bank account. So you don't need to transfer internationaly.

[Delivery]
Shipped via FedEx International Priority.
Normally,Item will be shipped in 1-2 working days after payment received.

Tracking number will be provided, and insurance will cover if the item is damaged or missing in the shipping process.

[Custom Duty]
International buyer has a responsibility to pay import duties, taxes or charges. (ex VAT/GST)

We do not accept to declare lower value on shipping label or invoice.We will declare full value of them.

If you would like to know how much it will be, please check approximate cost below.
Import Duty Calculator - SimplyDuty

These costs normally collected by courier when you pick up item or after your receive.

[Return]
We accept return in the case of shipping mistake or item defect in 14 days after your receive.

  1. Can I check the actual item at the store?
    -Yes, You can check it at the store.

  2. Can I ask reserve the watch?
    -No, we do not reserve a watch until payment completed because we also sell our products on online store.

  3. Can you adjust my bracelet? 
    -Yes,If you indicate your approximate arm circumference when you place an order, we will adjust it and send it to you.
    (*Riveted bracelets and Folded bracelets need to be adjusted by our watchmaker, so please allow a little time for this.)

  4. How long does it take for "delivery after service"?
    -Please allow approximately 1month to 1.5 months from the time of order.
    (*It may take a little longer depending on the schedule of the wacthmaker and the number of customers.)

  5. Is there a payment deadline? (Bank transfer)
    -If we cannot confirm your payment within 2 days of your order, we will cancel your order.

  6. Can I order by cash on delivery?
    -No, we do not accept cash on delivery.
  7. Do you accept installment payments or BNPL(Buy Now Pay Later)?
    -No, We do not support installment payments or BNPL.
  8. Do you ship internationally?
    -Yes, we ship via FedEx International Priority.
    (*Customs duties and import taxes are the responsibility of the customer, so please pay them upon or before receiving the package.)
About Service
Service(Overhaul) is the process of disassembling a mechanical product down to its component parts, cleaning, and reassembling it to bring it back to the state of performance when it was new.

The overhaul procedure is roughly explained as follows
Separate the case and movement.
Disassemble the movement
Inspect each part for wear and tear and perform a preliminary cleaning.
Cleaning by a special machine
Lubrication and assembly
6. Water-resistance inspection (water-resistance function guaranteed)
7. Adjustment and running test
This is the process of the watchmaking process.

Some movements consist of several hundred parts, which are disassembled piece by piece, inspected, cleaned, and reassembled in an extremely precise process.

Without overhaul, just like a car, the oil deteriorates and the risk of wear and tear on the parts increases, causing a loss of precision or, in serious cases, the inability to run.

We recommend an overhaul every two to three years to ensure economical and long-lasting use of your watch.


About new finishing (polishing)

Vintage watches have been used for decades, and even the stainless steel used in many watches has become rounded at the corners, or has many small scratches on the surface that should be beautiful with a mirror finish.

At Albitro, we believe that our watches should be purchased in beautiful condition and used for a long time, so we sell them with a new finish.

Especially for dress watches with gold cases, we finish them to bring out the best of the precious metal case.

The watches sold at Albitro that have been newly finished are photographed in very high resolution, so you can see the edges are sharp and the mirror finish reflects the light.

Some cases and bracelets have a mixture of mirror and hairline finishes, but not many craftsmen are able to distinguish between them and finish them at a high level.

The "thinning of the case" is another area that is highly dependent on the skill of the craftsman. A watch with skinny lugs is far from its original design, and its appearance is unbalanced.

It is a very meticulous process to reduce the thinness of the case as much as possible while eliminating scratches and dents to bring the watch closer to its original finish.

Of course, in some cases, it is better to leave the watch in its original condition as it is, as it is the history of the watch and the original condition is important.

We look at each watch individually and decide whether it is best to finish it before selling it.

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