• Lot 231

    Patek Philippe. A fine 18K gold automatic perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases and bracelet

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, REF. 3945/1, MOVEMENT NO. 771'490, CASE NO. 2'856'661, MANUFACTURED IN 1989

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    Patek Philippe. A fine 18K gold automatic perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases and bracelet
    Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, ref. 3945/1, movement no. 771'490, case no. 2'856'661, manufactured in 1989
    Cal. 240 Q nickel-finished lever movement stamped with the Geneva seal, 27 jewels, Gyromax balance, free sprung regulator, 22K gold micro-rotor, silvered matte dial, applied gold baton and square numerals, three subsidiary dials for week and 24 hour display, month and leap year, date and moon phases, circular case, stepped bezel, snap on back, 18K gold Patek Philippe integral bracelet and clasp, case, dial and movement signed
    36 mm. diam.


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    With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with silvery opaline dial, applied yellow gold indexes, English calendar version and yellow gold bracelet in 1989 and its subsequent sale on 3 April 1989. To the best of our knowledge, it has never been offered in public before.

    Ref. 3945 was in production from 1985 until 1998, and is a variant of the celebrated reference 3940. Whereas the case of reference 3940 features lugs in order to add a detachable leather or gold bracelet, reference 3945 was exclusively made with integral gold bracelet.

    As its peer, reference 3945 was produced in two series, distinguished by the leap year display: the first series with sunk leap year dial, the second series showing a crossed leap year, such as the present watch.