• Lot 267

    Patek Philippe. A fine, rare and unusual 18K gold, diamond and ruby-set wristwatch with bracelet

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, REF. 3964/122, MOVEMENT NO. 1'820'846, CASE NO. 2'896'175, MANUFACTURED IN 1990

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    Patek Philippe. A fine, rare and unusual 18K gold, diamond and ruby-set wristwatch with bracelet
    Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, Ref. 3964/122, movement no. 1'820'846, case no. 2'896'175, manufactured in 1990
    Cal. 215 nickel-finished lever movement stamped with the Geneva seal, 18 jewels, Gyromax balance, free sprung regulator, the gilt dial set with square-cut diamond and baguette-cut rubies to 3, 6, 9 and 12 o'clock, inner circular-cut diamond-set ring, gold dauphine hands, in circular case with circular-cut diamond-set bezel, the lugs set with square-cut rubies and circular-cut diamonds in sizes, the 18K gold bracelet and circular-cut diamond-set Patek Philippe link bracelet with baguette-cut diamond-set clasp, case, dial and movement signed
    32 mm. diam.


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    With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with gilt dial, four baguette ruby hour markers and eight diamond hour markers in 1990 and its subsequent sale on 29 July 1993. It furthermore confirms the stone weights as follows: 12 diamonds 8/8 of approx. 0.06 ct, 176 diamonds of approx. 2.58 ct, 16 baguette rubies of approx. 1.24 ct and 12 baguette diamonds of approx. 0.73 ct. Furthermore delivered with Patek Philippe burgundy pouch.
    This watch is believed to be the only example of a reference 3964/122 to appear in public to date. It is furthermore in virtually unworn condition.

    Patek Philippe made such highly jewelled wristwatches in very limited quantities or as unique pieces to special order, most probably such as the present watch.