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    Sale 7673

    The Dubai Sale: Jewels and Watches

    29 October 2008, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 11

    PATEK PHILIPPE, REF. 3940P

    PLATINUM AUTOMATIC PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON-PHASE DISPLAY

    MOVEMENT NO. 775'450, CASE NO. 2'958'297, MANUFACTURED IN 1997

    Price Realised  

    PATEK PHILIPPE, REF. 3940P

    PLATINUM AUTOMATIC PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON-PHASE DISPLAY

    MOVEMENT NO. 775'450, CASE NO. 2'958'297, MANUFACTURED IN 1997

    Calibre 240 Q, 27 jewels, Gyromax balance, 22k gold minirotor, opaline-white dial with white gold applied hour markers and pearled minute divisions, two bevelled engine-turned subdials for the month with leap year and day with 24-hour indication, analogue date with integrated moon-phase display, two-part case, snap-on case back, platinum PP buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    Diameter: 36 mm.


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    Accompanied by Patek Philippe presentation box and certificate.

    Patek Philippe's calibre 240 Q is the most magnificent example of the manufacturer's fluent style and technical skills. Comprising 275 miniscule parts, this compact marvel is incredibly thin due in part to the integrated off-centred 22k gold minirotor.

    This superb calibre powers a number of references, from a simple "Calatrava" to the extraordinary Celestial, the perpetual calendars are of no exceptions.

    Reference 3940, launched in 1985 to replace reference 3450, is one of Patek Philippe's longest production models. Spanning over three decades, an estimated 7,000 examples left the workshops in Geneva. Available in all precious metals, with very similar dial configurations, this reference is generally divided into three series with differences in the hour markers and subdials.

    Saleroom Notice

    Christie's will remove the crocodile strap from the watch that is to be shipped outside Dubai, unless requested otherwise by the purchaser. Prospective buyers are however advised that several countries prohibit altogether the importation of property containing such material. Accordingly, prospective buyers should familiarise themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding.