Patek Philippe Oval Dress Watch 'UFO'

Regular price
$14,500
Regular price
Sale price
$14,500
REF 3580A
Automatic-winding
39.5 MM
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SKU AS05047
ref 3580A
case size 39.5 MM
movement Automatic-winding
approximate age 1970s
dial color Blue
material Stainless Steel
style Avant-Garde
category Vintage
bracelet Leather
Includes Signed brown alligator leather strap with steel pin buckle.
REF 3580A
Automatic-winding
39.5 MM
– Show less
SKU AS05047
ref 3580A
case size 39.5 MM
movement Automatic-winding
approximate age 1970s
dial color Blue
material Stainless Steel
style Avant-Garde
category Vintage
bracelet Leather
Includes Signed brown alligator leather strap with steel pin buckle.

Why We Love it

Not every timepiece from the world’s greatest watchmaker fits neatly into the mold of an overarching theme or collection. 

While we love a simple Calatrava, a sporty Aquanaut, or a complicated perpetual calendar as much as the next guy, the oddball, more overlooked and usually limited-production, shaped watches made by the maison in second half of the 20th century are often some of the most innovative and charming in the brand’s oeuvre.

Take this particular piece for example. Dating to circa the 1970s, this Reference 3580A 'UFO' features a fantastic stainless steel case with hidden 'T'-lugs, an acrylic crystal, and Patek's Calibre I-350 automatic winding movement - operated by using the 'back-crown.' Last but not least, the prototypical sunburst blue dial as found in most Ellipse models of this era, has taken on a stunning and even tropical patina, reminiscent of an exploded supernova. 

See it?

Neat right?

Steel Pateks are rare. Uncommon at the very least; and with a speculated 500 examples of this Reference ever having been produced, this piece is beautiful, scarce, and a true piece of art with that mesmerizing patina - and there's no telling if and when one of these in any condition will surface again.

Overall Condition

The case is in very good condition overall showing normal wear consistent with age and use. Luminous blue 'sigma' dial with applied white gold and Tritium indices is in very good condition, showing patination throughout with matching service handset showing matching patination. Unsigned crown.

Brand Story

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Patek Philippe.

Founded in 1839, Patek Philippe is one of the oldest watch manufacturers in the world with an uninterrupted watchmaking history. Few luxury brands in the world carry the gravitas of their name, and for good reason. The firm's commitment to excellence in horological manufacture is unflinching, and their track record of innovation in design without peer.  They continue to lead the industry, and even their fiercest competitors have nothing but the utmost respect for the company.

Owning a Patek Philippe is for many the ultimate goal of timepiece collecting, and for a certain type, the only timepieces they collect. Whichever way you look at it, there is no questioning the elegance of design, superlative manufacture of their cases and movements, or the sheer elegance and emotion that comes from owning one.

Of course for a brand that is steeped in heritage, we are told ‘You never actually own a Patek Philippe…”

Well, you know the rest.

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Patek Philippe Oval Dress Watch 'UFO'

Patek Philippe Oval Dress Watch 'UFO'

Regular price
$14,500
Regular price
Sale price
$14,500
Patek Philippe Oval Dress Watch 'UFO'

Why We Love it

Not every timepiece from the world’s greatest watchmaker fits neatly into the mold of an overarching theme or collection. 

While we love a simple Calatrava, a sporty Aquanaut, or a complicated perpetual calendar as much as the next guy, the oddball, more overlooked and usually limited-production, shaped watches made by the maison in second half of the 20th century are often some of the most innovative and charming in the brand’s oeuvre.

Take this particular piece for example. Dating to circa the 1970s, this Reference 3580A 'UFO' features a fantastic stainless steel case with hidden 'T'-lugs, an acrylic crystal, and Patek's Calibre I-350 automatic winding movement - operated by using the 'back-crown.' Last but not least, the prototypical sunburst blue dial as found in most Ellipse models of this era, has taken on a stunning and even tropical patina, reminiscent of an exploded supernova. 

See it?

Neat right?

Steel Pateks are rare. Uncommon at the very least; and with a speculated 500 examples of this Reference ever having been produced, this piece is beautiful, scarce, and a true piece of art with that mesmerizing patina - and there's no telling if and when one of these in any condition will surface again.

Overall Condition

The case is in very good condition overall showing normal wear consistent with age and use. Luminous blue 'sigma' dial with applied white gold and Tritium indices is in very good condition, showing patination throughout with matching service handset showing matching patination. Unsigned crown.

Brand Story

+
Patek Philippe.

Founded in 1839, Patek Philippe is one of the oldest watch manufacturers in the world with an uninterrupted watchmaking history. Few luxury brands in the world carry the gravitas of their name, and for good reason. The firm's commitment to excellence in horological manufacture is unflinching, and their track record of innovation in design without peer.  They continue to lead the industry, and even their fiercest competitors have nothing but the utmost respect for the company.

Owning a Patek Philippe is for many the ultimate goal of timepiece collecting, and for a certain type, the only timepieces they collect. Whichever way you look at it, there is no questioning the elegance of design, superlative manufacture of their cases and movements, or the sheer elegance and emotion that comes from owning one.

Of course for a brand that is steeped in heritage, we are told ‘You never actually own a Patek Philippe…”

Well, you know the rest.

A:S Guarantee

+

Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

+

All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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