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    Sale 2041

    Important Watches

    12 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 74

    PATEK PHILIPPE. A FINE 18K GOLD AUTOMATIC SKELETONIZED WRISTWATCH

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, MOVEMENT NO. 1239064, CASE NO. 2834870, REF. 3878, MANUFACTURED IN 1988

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    PATEK PHILIPPE. A FINE 18K GOLD AUTOMATIC SKELETONIZED WRISTWATCH
    Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, Movement No. 1239064, Case No. 2834870, Ref. 3878, Manufactured in 1988
    Cal. 240 gilt-finished skeletonized lever movement visible between two sapphire crystals, finely engraved scrolled bridges and plates, 27 jewels, free-sprung gyromax balance, 22k gold mini-rotor, circular case with finely engraved band, concealed t-bar lugs, case and movement signed, 18k gold Patek Philippe buckle
    31mm diam.


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    With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1987 and its subsequent sale on March 17th of the following year. Further accompanied by a Patek Philippe presentation box

    To the best of our knowledge the present watch has never before been offered in public.

    The reference 3878 has been in production since 1981. This is the only self-winding skeletonized wristwatch produced by Patek Philippe. To date it is thought that approximately 500 pieces have been produced.

    A similar model is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches, by O. Patrizzi, Volume 2, p. 258, plate 1097.