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    Sale 2392

    Important Watches

    29 November 2007, Hong Kong

  • Lot 2754

    PATEK PHILIPPE. A FINE AND RARE LIMITED EDITION 18K GOLD OFFICER'S WRISTWATCH

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, MODEL "OFFICER", MOVEMENT NO. 769'077, CASE NO. 2'863'989, REF. 3960J, CIRCA 1989

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    PATEK PHILIPPE. A FINE AND RARE LIMITED EDITION 18K GOLD OFFICER'S WRISTWATCH
    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, MODEL "OFFICER", MOVEMENT NO. 769'077, CASE NO. 2'863'989, REF. 3960J, CIRCA 1989

    Cal. 215 PS nickel-finished lever movement stamped with the Geneva Seal, 18 jewels, Gyromax balance, free sprung regulator, the white porcelain dial with Breguet numerals and outer railway minute track, blackened steel Breguet hands, subsidiary seconds, in circular case with hinged dust cover, extended screwed lugs, snap on back with inscribed commemorative text and movement number, together with an 18k gold Patek Philippe buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    34 mm. diam.


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    US$15,000-23,000
    EUR11,000-16,500

    Accompanied by a Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 22 October 1990, Attestation, Certificate of Origin and 150th anniversary medallion in leather wallet.

    Originally produced for front-line officers in World World I and similar to the models produced in 1910s, the Officer, a faithful reproduction of the reference 3960 was released in April 1989 to commemorate Patek Philippe's 150th anniversary. Reference 3960 was produced in a limited edition of 2,000 examples in yellow gold, 150 in white gold and 50 examples in platinum.

    The model is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, second edition, p. 123.