• IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A  auction at Christies

    Sale 1369

    IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A CONNOISSEUR'S VISION

    16 November 2009, Geneva

  • Lot 60

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

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, REF. 3940, MOVEMENT NO. 770'139, CASE NO. 2'824'906, MANUFACTURED IN 1986

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    Patek Philippe. A fine 18K gold automatic perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases and original Certificate
    Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, ref. 3940, movement no. 770'139, case no. 2'824'906, 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, silvered dial, applied gold baton and square numerals, three subsidiary dials for day and 12 hours register, month and leap year, date and moon phases, circular case, stepped bezel, snap on back, 18K gold Patek Philippe buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    36 mm. diam.


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    With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin and Extract from the Archives confirming the sale of the present watch with silvered dial and applied gold numerals on 18 June 1986. Furthermore delivered with the copy of Patek Philippe servicing invoice dated 28 September 2005 for a complete overhaul of the watch.

    Reference 3940 was launched in 1985 and remained in production until 2006. The present watch is from the first series, featuring sunk subsidiary dials for the 24 hours display and leap year indicator, as opposed to the even version of later models.

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

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    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN