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    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 133

    Patek Philippe. A fine 18K gold limited edition wristwatch with Breguet numerals, original certificate, model and box, made to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Patek Philippe

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, OFFICIER MODEL, REF. 3960J, MOVEMENT NO. 767’784, CASE NO. 2’862’696, MANUFACTURED IN 1989

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    Patek Philippe. A fine 18K gold limited edition wristwatch with Breguet numerals, original certificate, model and box, made to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Patek Philippe
    Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, Officier model, Ref. 3960J, movement no. 767’784, case no. 2’862’696, manufactured in 1989
    MOVEMENT: manual, cal. 215, stamped with the Geneva seal, 18 jewels
    DIAL: porcelain-white, Breguet numerals, subsidiary seconds
    CASE: 18K gold, Officer style, extended screwed lugs, hinged back, gold dust cover engraved Patek Philippe Genève 150e Anniversaire 1839-1989, 33 mm. diam.
    SIGNED: movement, dial, case
    ACCOMPANIED BY: Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 30 May 1989, Attestation, commemorative medal, Patek Philippe presentation box and outer packaging. Further delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming the production of the present watch with porcelain-white dial, 12 Breguet numerals in 1988 and its subsequent sale on 8 May 1989.


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    Consigned by its original owner the present watch has never been offered in public before.

    Reference 3960
    The celebrated "Officier" model was made to commemorate Patek Philippe's 150th Anniversary in April 1989. It was available in a limited edition of 2000 pieces in yellow gold, 150 pieces in white gold and 50 pieces in platinum.

    The model is illustrated and described in Patek Philippe Museum - Patek Philippe Watches, Vol. II, p. 216.


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