Up for grabs is a Patek Philippe Calatrava, circa 1960s, bearing the Reference of 3509, housed in a rare metal for the prestigious maker – stainless steel. Patek Philippe wristwatches housed in steel are a rare commodity, as the brand only produced watches in precious metals, such as gold and platinum, and only very rarely in steel, making those steel watches highly desirable and collectible. The present watch also importantly comes with its original box and papers – the original Patek Philippe box, Warranty Certificate, original hangtag displaying the serial, and even the original envelope the papers were put in which also is printed with the serial number – an even rare commodity than the metal the watch is housed in.
The condition of this Patek Philippe Calatrava is excellent. The case does not show any signs of polishing – just hones wear from use. The dial has developed a light patina throughout, aging to a slightly off-white/light cream color, and does not show any damage.