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    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 134

    Patek Philippe. A fine 18K pink gold limited edition jump hour wristwatch with Breguet numerals, certificate, medal and box, made to commemorate the company’s 150th Anniversary

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, JUMP HOUR MODEL, REF. 3969, MOVEMENT NO. 752'871, CASE NO. 2'864'784, MANUFACTURED IN 1989

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    Patek Philippe. A fine 18K pink gold limited edition jump hour wristwatch with Breguet numerals, certificate, medal and box, made to commemorate the company’s 150th Anniversary
    Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, Jump Hour model, Ref. 3969, movement no. 752'871, case no. 2'864'784, manufactured in 1989
    MOVEMENT: manual, cal. 215 HG , stamped with the Geneva Seal, 18 jewels
    DIAL: silvered matte, outer railway minute divisions with Arabic five minute numerals, aperture at 12 o'clock for jumping hours with Arabic numerals
    CASE: 18K pink gold, tonneau-shaped, snap on case back with engraved commemorative inscription, 38 x 28 mm.
    SIGNED: case, dial, movement
    BUCKLE: 18K pink gold Patek Philippe buckle
    ACCOMPANIED BY: Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin stamped by Gübelin S.A. and dated 28 December 1989, Attestation, commemorative medal, Patek Philippe presentation box with outer packaging. Furthermore delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming the manufacture of the present watch with an opaline silvered dial, Breguet numerals, railway minute track in 1989 and its subsequent sale on 16 October 1989.


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    Consigned by the original owner the present watch has never been offered in public before and is furthermore preserved in very good overall condition.

    Reference 3969
    Patek Philippe's celebrated reference 3969 series was made in a limited edition of 450 examples in pink gold and 50 in platinum to celebrate the company's 150th Anniversary in 1989. The model is a reproduction of the jump hour watch originally launched by Patek Philippe in the 1920s.

    Both jump hour models are described and illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, second edition, pp. 120 & 121.

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