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    Sale 1357

    Important Watches

    17 November 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 54

    Patek Philippe. A stainless steel oval wristwatch with date

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, REF. 3930, ELLIPSE MODEL, MOVEMENT NO. 1'583'403, CASE NO. 2'829'264, MANUFACTURED IN 1987

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    Patek Philippe. A stainless steel oval wristwatch with date
    Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, ref. 3930, Ellipse model, movement no. 1'583'403, case no. 2'829'264, manufactured in 1987
    Cal. E 23 C with quartz standardization, 7 jewels, white dial, applied white gold baton numerals, window for date, oval case, t-lugs, snap on back, stainless steel Patek Philippe buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    29 mm. wide


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    With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with white dial and white gold indexes in 1987 and its subsequent sale on 31 May 1989. It has never been offered at auction before and is one of less than 10 examples of reference 3930 in stainless steel to appear in public to date.

    Reference 3930 was in production from 1976 until the late 1980s. Although published in Patek Philippe's sales catalogues, it appears that the models cased in stainless steel were borrowed to clients during the servicing of their watches. Some were also given as reward to deserving employees.