Patek Philippe Golden Ellipse 3648 WG Silver Sigma Dial

Item Number: PATEK005

$10,566.38 AUD
-Specifications

Brand
Patek Philippe
Model
Golden Ellipse
Reference
3648
Year
Early 1970s
Movement
Manual Wind Cal.23-300
Case
27x32mm
Material
18K White Gold
Lug width
17mm
Bracelet
Patek Phillipe Green Strap
Includes
Patek Phillipe Signed WG Buckle
Notes
The watch has been completely serviced by our watchmaker recently
Warranty
1-year Mechanical Warranty
Shipping
Global shipping via FedEx International Priority

* Due to Washington Convention, we cannot export Crocodile leather overseas.
So if you purchase from overseas, the strap will be replaced with a similar strap made of calf leather as an alternative (aftermarket one).


-Description

Patek Philippe is a watch maker founded in Geneva in 1839.


This watch is from a collection called the Golden Ellipse.

First introduced in 1968, the Golden Ellipse made a huge impact with a design that was a departure from the round and rectangular cases that had been used until then.

The case material is 18k white gold. It is 27 mm wide and 32 mm long, but its oval shape makes it look smaller than it is.

The dial is a silver dial with sunray(sunburst) finish. 

The combination of silver dial and white gold case is very rare.

The condition of the dial shows good signs of aging.


The hands are pencil hands and the indexes are bar hands, showing the same age-related changes as the dial.


In addition, there is a sigma mark next to SWISS at 6 o'clock on the dial.


This is a notation found on watches made from around 1973 to 2000 by manufacturers who belonged to an organization called APRIOR, and indicates the use of precious metals such as gold for the dial and indexes.


The purpose of this symbol is to "indicate that the watch is of high quality and Swiss made of gold.


It is a specification found on watches made by five companies (Rolex, Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin, IWC, and Omega), but not all watches have it.


For this reason, it is regarded as a rarity among collectors.


The movement is a hand-wound Cal. 23-300.


This caliber is a successful thinning down of Cal. 10-200 and uses a gyromax balance, making it the thinnest Patek Type 10 (23 mm in diameter) machine.


It has a reputation for its high degree of perfection, as evidenced by the fact that it was used for approximately 22 years from its first appearance in 1956.


The buckle comes with a genuine WG buckle.

The case has been polished.

[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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