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    Sale 1348

    Important Pocket Watches and Wristwatches

    12 November 2007, Geneva

  • Lot 351

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

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, REF. 3945/1, MOVEMENT NO. 772'548, CASE NO. 2'875'132, MANUFACTURED IN 1991

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    Patek Philippe. A fine 18K white gold self-winding perpetual calendar wristwatch with phases of the moon and bracelet
    Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, ref. 3945/1, movement no. 772'548, case no. 2'875'132, manufactured in 1991
    Cal. 240Q nickel-finished lever movement stamped with the Geneva seal, 27 jewels, Gyromax balance, free sprung regulator, 21K gold micro-rotor, the silvered matte 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 snap on back, 18K white gold Patek Philippe integral woven bracelet, case, dial and movement signed
    36 mm. diam.


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    Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with white gold bracelet in 1991 and its subsequent sale on 29 May 1991, presentation box and outer packaging, spare 18K white gold snap on back and wooden setting pin. It has never been offered in public before and is believed to be one of only seven examples of this reference in white gold to appear at auction to date.

    With the difference of the integral bracelet, reference 3945/1 is identical to reference 3940. It was in production from 1958 until around 1998.

    For an example of a reference 3945/1 in yellow gold see lot 418 in this auction.