• IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A  auction at Christies

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    IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A CONNOISSEUR'S VISION

    16 November 2009, Geneva

  • Lot 174

    Patek Philippe. A fine and rare platinum automatic perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, REF. 3940, MOVEMENT NO. 3'127'198, CASE NO. 4'260'898, MANUFACTURED IN 2004

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    Patek Philippe. A fine and rare platinum automatic perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases
    Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, ref. 3940, movement no. 3'127'198, case no. 4'260'898, manufactured in 2004
    Cal. 240 Q nickel-finished lever movement stamped with the Geneva seal, 27 jewels, Gyromax balance, free sprung regulator, 22K gold micro-rotor, silvered matte dial, applied white gold baton numerals, white gold dauphine hands, three subsidiary dials for day and 24 hour display, month and leap year, moon phases and date, circular case, snap on back, platinum Patek Philippe deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
    36 mm. diam.


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    With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated June 2005, original sales tag, white gold and wooden setting pin, wooden presentation box and outer packaging. Furthermore delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with silvered dial, white gold indexes and calendar in English in and its subsequent sale on 15 July 2004.

    To the best of our knowledge, this watch has never been offered in public before. Obviously hardly worn, it is preserved in excellent overall condition.

    Reference 3940, in production from 1985 until 2006, was available in different case materials, platinum being the rarest. The model is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, second edition, p. 292-293.

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