Patek Philippe Replica Watches Ref 3718-love it or not?
As a matter of fact, the only reference to the anniversary is found on the case back of the Ref 3718, which is embossed with a golden medallion that reads “Patek Philippe 1839-1989″ and features the “Calatrava” cross. Nevertheless, this classic little beauty was never destined for Western consumers, but rather was made specifically for the Japanese market to celebrate Patek’s 150th birthday.
The first thing you’ll notice about the Ref 3718 is that it is rather small, 33mm small as a matter of fact,, which even for 1989 will be considered undersized, at least in the Western world.
What I really like though is that there is no obvious indication that is a limited edition, commemorative Replica Patek Philippe Watches. Therefore it seemed only logical then that when it came time to mark the occasion of the brand’s 150th birthday, Japan should figure in some way in the celebrations. Although it’s difficult to see in the photos the dial is actually an off-white enamel with applied white gold “baton” markers and white gold “baton” hands. Totally 500 pieces of the Ref 3718 were made in steel, each powered by the manually-wound, Geneva Seal hallmarked calibre 215. As you may see the design is very simple and elegant. The two-body case has been polished and brushed and features a stepped bezel with a domed sapphire crystal. Completing the look is a subsidiary second dial at 6 o’clock. Some watches tend to stand out through brand name, others through durability and others through an out of this world design.
At that time Japan was one of the most powerful economies in the world, creating huge amounts of wealth for its citizens. Not surprisingly the country was a very important market for Patek Philippe Replica Watches, much as China has become for many other brands in the present day.