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Old 6 February 2015, 08:55 AM   #1
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3670A. There are 16... Who owns them?

What is the likelihood of seeing these for sale?
Is it only auction or is it super collectors that put them away in the safe?

How does one realistically dream of acquiring something that isn't available?

I have seen Jean Claude Biver has one, where are the other 15?

Just dreaming out loud:)

And of course I wouldn't mention it without offering a picture as captured from hodinkee/Biver video
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Old 6 February 2015, 10:46 AM   #2
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Gus what's the caliber on this one? Same as your 5170?
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Old 6 February 2015, 10:51 AM   #3
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Gus what's the caliber on this one? Same as your 5170?
Vintage caliber in a new watch

13-130

http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/2011/10...aph-in-st.html
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Old 6 February 2015, 11:06 AM   #4
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The watch is beautiful and I would love to have one. The problem is the price, totally out of control!
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Old 6 February 2015, 11:40 AM   #5
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Since it's a very old movement I think there is basically no shock protection at all. A safe queen if I ever saw one!
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Old 6 February 2015, 12:38 PM   #6
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Just like 5950/1a

Only 10 pieces are made for each color, 30 in total. I was offered one salmon dial but declined. 55, a price tag around 300k Euros.
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Old 6 February 2015, 12:48 PM   #7
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Beautiful, sad I'll probably never see one
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Old 6 February 2015, 01:07 PM   #8
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Oh man, that is really something
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Old 6 February 2015, 01:40 PM   #9
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Super beautiful
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Old 6 February 2015, 03:06 PM   #10
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Stainless steel Patek dress watches (not a Nautilus/Aquanaut) are always very special and quite rare. This one looks very nice!
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Old 6 February 2015, 07:30 PM   #11
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Apparently they used the last known produced calibers they still had in stock. They were produced in 1955
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Old 6 February 2015, 11:46 PM   #12
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Just like 5950/1a

Only 10 pieces are made for each color, 30 in total. I was offered one salmon dial but declined. 55, a price tag around 300k Euros.
You mean these.
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Old 7 February 2015, 07:33 AM   #13
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You mean these.
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Old 7 February 2015, 08:08 AM   #14
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These pieces are almost impossible to acquire. I even think they are rarer than some minute repeater pieces.
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Old 7 February 2015, 09:27 AM   #15
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Since it's a very old movement I think there is basically no shock protection at all. A safe queen if I ever saw one!
I don't know if it's really a concern , there are many vintage pieces that had seen hard wear in their day and seem to be still worn today.

I'm sure I would (if I could) wear this one regularly.

The beauty of Patek is if they need an out of production part they will make it for you.


Glad to see so many others see the beauty in this piece.
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Only 10 pieces are made for each color, 30 in total. I was offered one salmon dial but declined. 55, a price tag around 300k Euros.
Not completely in love with the scrolling in the corners of the dial and the fact that it is using the current production movement yet asking for such a premium?


I am really drawn to the case shape and the anthracite dial of the 3670, I would consider other models if they had these qualities. The perpetual calendar 5940 Is a consideration but would prefer it with a dark dial option... Not yet available.

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I am really drawn to the case shape and the anthracite dial of the 3670, I would consider other models if they had these qualities. The perpetual calendar 5940 Is a consideration but would prefer it with a dark dial option... Not yet available.

rereading old thread and realized i foreshadowed my purchase of the black dial 5940G (acquired this april)
also will note that the 5950 with the salmon dial has risen to the top of the short list of desirable unattainables.
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Old 6 September 2018, 11:01 AM   #17
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rereading old thread and realized i foreshadowed my purchase of the black dial 5940G (acquired this april)
also will note that the 5950 with the salmon dial has risen to the top of the short list of desirable unattainables.
I love this foursome Gus!
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I love this foursome Gus!
Thank you.
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Old 6 September 2018, 11:29 AM   #19
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rereading old thread and realized i foreshadowed my purchase of the black dial 5940G (acquired this april)
also will note that the 5950 with the salmon dial has risen to the top of the short list of desirable unattainables.
Beautiful collection Gus, you need to come back to Panerai.LOL
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Old 6 September 2018, 11:42 AM   #20
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3670A. There are 16... Who owns them?

Craziness brother!!

Take a look at 5950 A? See their results at auction and you’ll be surprised as they are actually within reach (and almost 50% of their retail.... sad) and so beautiful! Not quite the same but wow, I love 5950 A! Best.


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Old 6 September 2018, 11:42 AM   #21
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These pieces are almost impossible to acquire. I even think they are rarer than some minute repeater pieces.


Haha much rarer!!


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rereading old thread and realized i foreshadowed my purchase of the black dial 5940G (acquired this april)
also will note that the 5950 with the salmon dial has risen to the top of the short list of desirable unattainables.


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Old 6 September 2018, 12:20 PM   #23
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Beautiful collection Gus, you need to come back to Panerai.LOL
Still have a desire for the panerai 360. Had an opportunity for a very fair price a while back but passed on it. Never know the direction we may find ourselves as we wind through the different phases of collecting
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Old 6 September 2018, 12:22 PM   #24
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Craziness brother!!

Take a look at 5950 A? See their results at auction and you’ll be surprised as they are actually within reach (and almost 50% of their retail.... sad) and so beautiful! Not quite the same but wow, I love 5950 A! Best.


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That salmon dial at 50% would be very tempting! I am especially fond of the 60minute chrono function

Give me a holler if you see it come up

The collection would take a hit but the prize would be satisfyingl!

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