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    Sale 1992

    Important Watches

    24 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 115

    PATEK PHILIPPE. A VERY FINE AND RARE 18K GOLD MINUTE REPEATING TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH ENAMEL DIAL

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, MOVEMENT NO. 1903001, CASE NO. 2906857, REF. 3939H, MANUFACTURED IN 1992

    Price Realised  

    PATEK PHILIPPE. A VERY FINE AND RARE 18K GOLD MINUTE REPEATING TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH ENAMEL DIAL
    Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, Movement No. 1903001, Case No. 2906857, Ref. 3939H, manufactured in 1992
    Cal. RTO 27 PS rhodium-plated lever movement stamped with the seal of Geneva, 28 jewels, one-minute tourbillon carriage with gyromax balance, minute repeating on two gongs activated by a slide in the band, white enamel dial with applied 18k gold Breguet numerals, subsidiary seconds, circular case with down-turned lugs, sapphire crystal display back, case, dial and movement signed, with an 18k gold Patek Philippe buckle
    33mm diam.


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    Accompanied by an Extract from the Patek Philippe Archives confirming the date of manufacture as 1992 and its subsequent sale on October 30th of the same year.

    According to our research the present watch has never before appeared at auction. It is one of only 6 examples of the reference 3939H in yellow gold known to the market.

    Patek Philippe first introduced the reference 3939H in 1992 but the first piece was not officially listed until 1995. This complicated timepiece is exemplary of the mastership of Patek Philippe in that it not only consists of a total of 336 parts but it also houses both minute repeating and tourbillon functions within a small case, classified by the caliber RTO 27 PS.

    Approximately 100 pieces are known to have been produced, with about 80 to 90 examples in gold. The present watch represents one of approximately only 9 pieces known to the market.