Vintage Pateks in steel are extremely rare, and the reference 3574 offers a stunning look with its tonneau case straight from the 1970s.
The tonneau shape of the reference 3574 is very indicative of its 1970s origins. This example is also made of stainless steel, a true rarity for vintage Patek Philippe. The slimness of the case and the manual wound caliber without sweeping seconds hand show that it was designed as a dress watch, and as such belongs to the Calatrava family (only formalized in the early 1990s). This is probably one of the best values for money you can find in vintage steel Patek, not to mention how great it looks.
Maker: Patek Philippe
Material: Stainless steel
Dimensions: 35mm diameter; 8mm thickness
Sapphire Crystal: No, plexiglass
Caliber: Manual wound caliber 23-300
Bracelet/Strap: aftermarket Brown leather strap
Lug Width: 18mm
The present example, fresh to the market, is believed to be ONE OF ONLY SEVEN EXAMPLES references 3574 with this so-called "Tapisserie Calatrava" or "Tapestry-work Calatrava" textured dial to have appeared in public to date. (credit: Christies)