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    Sale 1348

    Important Pocket Watches and Wristwatches

    12 November 2007, Geneva

  • Lot 418

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

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, REF. 3945/1, MOVEMENT NO. 772'001, CASE NO. 2'866'982, MANUFACTURED IN 1990

    Price Realised  

    Patek Philippe. A fine 18K gold self-winding perpetual calendar wristwatch with phases of the moon and bracelet
    Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, ref. 3945/1, movement no. 772'001, case no. 2'866'982, manufactured in 1990
    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, snap on back, downturned lugs, 18K gold Patek Philippe integral bracelet, 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 1990 and its subsequent sale on 1 August 1990. Furthermore delivered with two spare bracelet parts, Patek Philippe 18K gold and wooden setting pin, wooden presentation box and outer packaging and a burgundy presentation box with outer packaging. This watch has never been offered in public before.

    With the exception of the integral bracelet, reference 3945/1 is identical to the celebrated reference 3940. Launched in 1986, it was available in yellow, pink and white gold. Reference 3945/1 is not in production anymore.

    For an example of a reference 3945/1 in white gold see lot 351 in this auction.

    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED FAMILY