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    Sale 2041

    Important Watches

    12 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 42

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

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, MOVEMENT NO. 1903018, CASE NO. 2963000, REF. 3939H, MANUFACTURED IN 1994

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    PATEK PHILIPPE. A VERY FINE AND RARE 18K WHITE GOLD MINUTE REPEATING TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH ENAMEL DIAL
    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, MOVEMENT NO. 1903018, CASE NO. 2963000, REF. 3939H, MANUFACTURED IN 1994
    Cal. RTO 27 PS rhodium-plated lever movement, 28 jewels, one-minute tourbillon carriage, gyromax balance, minute repeating on two gongs activated by a slide in the band, white enamel dial, applied 18k white gold Breguet numerals, subsidiary seconds, circular case, sapphire crystal display back, case, dial and movement signed, 18k white gold Patek Philippe buckle
    33mm diam.


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    With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1994 and its subsequent sale on October 14th of the same year.

    To the best of our knowledge the present watch has never before been offered in public. According to our research this is the first 18k white gold 3939H to be offered at auction and the first white gold model produced by Patek Philippe.

    Patek Philippe introduced the reference 3939 in 1993 in yellow, white and pink gold models. A platinum verison was released the following year. This complicated timepiece is exemplary of the master craftsmanship of Patek Philippe, not only because it 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.