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    Sale 1348

    Important Pocket Watches and Wristwatches

    12 November 2007, Geneva

  • Lot 265

    Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare 18K pink gold limited edition tonneau-shaped jump hour wristwatch with original certificate

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, REF. 3969, MOVEMENT NO. 752'788, CASE NO. 2'864'701, MANUFACTURED IN 1989

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    Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare 18K pink gold limited edition tonneau-shaped jump hour wristwatch with original certificate
    Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, ref. 3969, movement no. 752'788, case no. 2'864'701, manufactured in 1989
    Cal. 215HG circular nickel-finished lever movement stamped with the Geneva seal, 18 jewels, Gyromax balance, free sprung regulator, the silvered matte dial with outer railway minute track, aperture for the jumping hours with Breguet numerals at 12 o'clock, the tonneau-shaped case with snap on back with engraved commemorative text, 18K pink gold Patek Philippe buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    38 mm. long


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    Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin, Attestation, 150th Anniversary medal, République et Canton de Genève Certificate of Origin and seal. Furthermore delivered with the Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1989 and its subsequent sale on 17 November 1989, a presentation box and outer packaging.

    Purchased by the original owner in 1989, it has never been offered in public before.

    Pre-Lot Text

    The following two lots, 265 and 266, are from Patek Philippe's celebrated reference 3969 series, made in a limited edition of 450 examples in pink gold and 50 in platinum to celebrate the company's 150th Anniversary in 1989. The model is a reproduction of the jump hour watch originally launched by Patek Philippe in the 1920s.

    The particularity of a jump hour watch lies in its unusual mechanism and appearance. The hours are indicated by a small disc turning underneath a window. The disc rotates every time the minute hand, set within the centre of the dial, hits the full hour. The tonneau-shaped case was a typical design of the 1920s and is currently reliving a nostalgic popularity.

    Both jump hour models are described and illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, second edition, pp. 120 & 121.