Patek Philippe Calatrava 3579 Steel Blue with Extract from the Archives
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Manual Wind Cal.23-300 PM
Black Leather Strap
Extract from the Archives
The watch has been completely serviced by our watchmaker recently
The case has been slightly polished in the service
1-year Mechanical Warranty by us
Global shipping via FedEx International Priority
*The photo of the movement is taken before service
Patek Philippe is a watchmaker founded in Geneva in 1839
The company's watches are made with uncompromising quality and technical expertise.
Patek Philippe's independence as a family-owned business and the reliability that all its watches can be repaired make it an asset that can be passed on from generation to generation.
In addition to being the world's premier manufacture, the brand is synonymous with luxury watchmaking due to the extremely small number of watches produced.
It is not an exaggeration to say that it establishes a special position among them though it is called the world 3 major brands or the big 3 together with Vacheron Constantin and Audemars Piguet.
The Calatrava collection has its roots in the Ref. 96, introduced in 1932.
The name "Calatrava" comes from the brand's emblem, the Croix de Calatrava. The name "Calatrava" comes from the Croix de Calatrava, which is also the emblem of the brand.
Ref. 3579 is a very rare Calatrava model with a screw-back stainless steel case.
There are no precious metal cases of gold or platinum, and this watch is known among collectors as a stainless steel-only model.
Ref.3579 was produced only for about five years, from 1969 to 1974.
The C-line tonneau case with flat bezel is both functional and beautiful.
It is a departure from Patek's traditional watch design.The bezel, lugs, and sides of the case are all finished in different ways, which is a part of Patek's typical delicacy.
The dial is a sunray-finished blue dial. A slightly toned blue colour, described as NIght-blue on the Extract from the Archives.
It is in very good condition for a blue dial of the old age, and the vivid hue can be seen.
The combination of multi-faceted three-dimensional bar indexes and pencil hands is highly legible.
The movement is a manual wind Cal.23-300 PM.
This caliber is a successful thinner version of the Cal. 10-200 and uses a gyromax balance, making it the thinnest Patek 10" (23 mm in diameter) movement.
It has a reputation for its high degree of perfection, and its quality is proven by the fact that it was used for about 22 years since its first appearance in 1956.
PM stands for Piton Mobile, meaning that the mustache holder is movable, improving shock resistance and ease of maintenance.
Comes with Extract from the Archives.
[About Leather Strap]
Due to Washington Convention, we cannot export Crocodile/Alligator/Lizard leather overseas.We will replace the strap with a similar strap made of calf leather as an alternative.
Or we will send the watch without strap if we don't have stocks of them.
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1.Can I reserve it?
-Since it is also sold on the website, it cannot be reserved.
2.Can you adjust the bracelet?
-If you fill in the approximate arm circumference when ordering, we will send it after adjustment.
(*Riveted bracelets and folded link bracelets require some time to be adjusted by a repair craftsman.)
3. How long does it take for "delivery after complete service?
-Please consider it to be about 1 month from the date of your order.
(*It may take a little longer depending on the schedule of our watchmaker and the degree of congestion.)
4.Is there a payment deadline? (Bank transfer)
-If we cannot confirm the payment within 2 days after placing the order, the order will be canceled.
5.Can I order by cash on delivery?
- Due to the nature of the product, we do not accept it.
Our stance is that "customers can use good products with peace of mind for a long time."
In order to achieve this, the presence of a skilled repair craftsman is essential.
How well the work is done depends largely on the thoughts of the craftsman.
The watchmakers who Arbitro asks are craftsmen who do not cut corners in such areas, so we ask them to carry out the repair work with peace of mind.
About Complete Service
Complete service, sometime called overhaul is the work of disassembling a mechanical product down to its individual parts, cleaning and reassembling it to bring it closer to its new state of performance.
Roughly speaking, the overhaul procedure is as follows.
1. Separate into case and movement
2. Disassemble the movement
3. Inspection and pre-cleaning of wear condition of each part
4. Wash parts with a special machine
5. Lubrication and assembly
6. Waterproof test
7. Final adjustment and running test.
Some movements are made up of hundreds of parts, but it is a very meticulous process of disassembling them one by one, inspecting them all, cleaning them, and reassembling them.
If you don't overhaul, the oil will deteriorate just like a car, and the risk of wear and damage to parts increases, causing a decrease in accuracy and, in severe cases, not working.
There is also the reason that it will be very expensive to replace parts after they are found to be damaged, so we recommend overhauling once every 2-3 years for economical and long-term use.
Vintage watches have been used for decades, and even the stainless steel used in many watches has rounded corners that were originally sharp, and has many small scratches even though the mirror finish should be beautiful. state.
At Arbitro, some watches are sold with a new finish, based on the idea that you can purchase them in beautiful condition and use them for a long time.
In particular, gold-cased dress watches are finished to bring out the best of the precious metal case.
The watches sold by us that have been given a new finish are shot in very high definition, so you can see that the edges stand out and the light is reflected by the mirror finish.
Also, depending on the case or bracelet, there are cases where multiple finishes such as mirror finish and hairline finish are mixed, but there are not many craftsmen who can distinguish between them and finish them at a high level.
In addition, the “thinness of the case” is also a part that is greatly influenced by the skill of the craftsman.
A watch that has become thinner and has thinner lugs is far from its original design, and the appearance becomes unbalanced.
It is a very precise work that brings the case closer to the original finish by eliminating scratches and dents while reducing the thickness of the case to the utmost limit.
Of course, there are cases where it is better to use the watch as it is, in order to emphasize the history of the watch and its original condition.
We look at each watch and judge whether it is best to finish it before selling it.