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    Sale 2161

    Important Watches

    10 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 159

    PATEK PHILIPPE. A FINE 18K GOLD AUTOMATIC PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, MOVEMENT 770043, CASE NO. 2823598, REF. 3940, MANUFACTURED IN 1985

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    PATEK PHILIPPE. A FINE 18K GOLD AUTOMATIC PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES
    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, MOVEMENT 770043, CASE NO. 2823598, REF. 3940, MANUFACTURED IN 1985
    Cal. 240 Q nickel-finished lever movement stamped with the Geneva seal, 27 jewels, free sprung gyromax balance, 22K gold micro-rotor, silvered matte dial, 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, circular case, stepped bezel, snap on back, downturned lugs, case, dial and movement signed, 18k gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    36mm diam.


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    With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1985 and its subsequent sale on November 25th of the same year. Further delivered with a Patek Philippe leather presentation box.

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

    Patek Philippe introduced the reference 3940 in 1985 and continued production until approximately 2007. The model was originally produced with a snap on back, however due to customer demand, they later created the 3941 with a glazed snap on back. The present watch manufactured in 1985 making it one of the earliest produced.

    A similar model is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches, by O. Patrizzi, Volume 2, p. 264, pl. 1114.

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