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    Sale 1348

    Important Pocket Watches and Wristwatches

    12 November 2007, Geneva

  • Lot 262

    Patek Philippe. A fine 18K gold self-winding perpetual calendar wristwatch with phases of the moon

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, REF. 3940, MOVEMENT NO. 770'405, CASE NO. 2'831'412, MANUFACTURED IN 1986

    Price Realised  

    Patek Philippe. A fine 18K gold self-winding perpetual calendar wristwatch with phases of the moon
    Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, ref. 3940, movement no. 770'405, case no. 2'831'412, manufactured in 1986
    Cal. 240 Q nickel-finished lever movement stamped with the Geneva seal, 27 jewels, Gyromax balance, free sprung regulator, 22K gold micro-rotor, the silvered matte dial with applied gold baton numerals, gold dauphine hands, three subsidiary dials indicating day combined with 24 hour display, month combined with leap year indicator, phases of the moon combined with date, the circular case with stepped bezel, glazed snap on back, downturned lugs, 18K gold Patek Philippe buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    36 mm. diam.


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    Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1986 and its subsequent sale on 14 January 1986. Furthermore delivered with plain 18K gold snap on back numbered 2'831'412, Patek Philippe 18K gold and wooden setting pin, burgundy presentation box and outer packaging, copy of Gübelin receipt dated 19 March 1999 for a complete overhaul of the watch.

    Reference 3940 was launched in 1985 and is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, second edition, p. 292-293.

    Pre-Lot Text

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