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    Sale 1348

    Important Pocket Watches and Wristwatches

    12 November 2007, Geneva

  • Lot 146

    Patek Philippe. A fine 18K white gold self-winding perpetual calendar wristwatch with phases of the moon

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, REF. 3940, MOVEMENT NO. 3'125'011, CASE NO. 4'125'873, MANUFACTURED IN 1999

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    Patek Philippe. A fine 18K white gold self-winding perpetual calendar wristwatch with phases of the moon
    Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, ref. 3940, movement no. 3'125'011, case no. 4'125'873, manufactured in 1999
    Cal. 240Q nickel-finished lever movement stamped with the Geneva seal, 27 jewels, Gyromax balance, free sprung regulator, 21K gold micro-rotor, the opaline-white dial with applied white gold baton numerals, white gold dauphine hands, sweep centre seconds, three subsidiary dials indicating day combined with 24 hour display, month combined with leap year indicator, phases of the moon combined with date, the circular case with glazed display back, downturned lugs, 18K white gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
    36 mm. diam.


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    Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin and Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1999 and its subsequent sale on 8 December 2000, presentation box and outer packaging, spare 18K white gold snap on back and white gold and wooden setting pin. It has never been offered in public before and is one of only 31 examples of reference 3940 in white gold to appear at auction to date.

    Reference 3940 was launched in 1985, the white gold model was in production until 2006. It is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, second edition, p. 292-293.