• Important Watches auction at Christies

    Sale 2735

    Important Watches

    2 December 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 2651

    PATEK PHILIPPE, REF 3941

    YELLOW GOLD AUTOMATIC PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASE DISPLAY

    MOVEMENT 771577, MANUFACTURED IN 1989

    Price Realised  

    PATEK PHILIPPE, REF 3941

    YELLOW GOLD AUTOMATIC PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASE DISPLAY
    MOVEMENT 771577, MANUFACTURED IN 1989

    Calibre 240 Q, 27 jewels, Gyromax balance, 22k gold minirotor, silvered matte dial, applied gold faceted baton numerals, day with 24-hour indication, month with leap years, date with moon phases, two-part case in 18k gold, snap on case back, 18k gold PP deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
    Diameter: 36 mm.


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    US$25,000-35,000
    EUR17,500-25,000

    With Patek Philippe presentation box, Certificate of Origin and product literature.

    Reference 3941 is possibly the rarest variant of the 3940 family of automatic perpetual calendar wristwatches. Since the glazed backs were not numbered, Patek Philippe chose instead to apply the case number inside the upper case part, underneath the bezel.

    Manufacture of references 3940 was launched in 1985 and continued production until approximately 2007. The model was originally produced with a snap on back, however due to customer demand, they later created the reference 3941 with a glazed snap on back and discontinued in 1990.

    This model is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, second edition, pp. 292 & 293.

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