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We were quite thrilled to obtain this extremely rare circa 1970, stainless steel reference 3579 PATEK PHILIPPE! The 33x38mm. (7mm. thick) tonneau shaped case is quite rare; being waterproof with screw back and retaining its’ original logo winding crown. The ref. 3579 waterproof, signed, PATEK PHILIPPE steel case is in fine condition; with only a few marks from normal use. The very fine PATEK PHILIPPE movement is the M. Caliber 23-300 PM, stamped with the Seal of Geneva quality mark, rhodium-plated, “fausses cÃ´tes” decoration, 18 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, free-sprung Gyromax balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions with shock absorber and self-compensating Breguet balance spring. The movement is clean and accurate. The spotless, original silver dial is sunken, with raised, steel markers and baton hands is truly spectacular to gaze upon. Stainless steel PATEK PHILIPPE watches (along with platinum) are extremely rare and are investment grade. Finding a steel PATEK PHILIPPE in a waterproof case is truly VERY DIFFICULT. Keep in mind; PATEKS of this era were smaller in stature…understated and VERY fine. If you are looking for a large watch, this is not it.