• The First Shanghai Auction auction at Christies

    Sale 3390

    The First Shanghai Auction

    26 September 2013, Shanghai

  • Lot 38

    PATEK PHILIPPE. AN EXCEPTIONAL, VERY RARE AND POSSIBLY UNIQUE 18K PINK GOLD MINUTE REPEATING TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH RARE RUBY-SET DIAL, ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE, ADDITIONAL CASE BACK AND PORTFOLIO PHOTOGRAPHS

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, REF. 3939, MOVEMENT NO. 1'903'107, CASE NO. 4'357'306, CIRCA 2008

    Price Realised  

    PATEK PHILIPPE. AN EXCEPTIONAL, VERY RARE AND POSSIBLY UNIQUE 18K PINK GOLD MINUTE REPEATING TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH RARE RUBY-SET DIAL, ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE, ADDITIONAL CASE BACK AND PORTFOLIO PHOTOGRAPHS
    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, REF. 3939, MOVEMENT NO. 1'903'107, CASE NO. 4'357'306, CIRCA 2008
    Cal. RTO 27 PS mechanical lever movement stamped with the Geneva seal, 28 jewels, one minute tourbillon carriage, minute repeating on two gongs, silvered dial, applied ruby-set numerals, subsidiary seconds, circular case, repeating activated by a slide in the band, glazed display snap on back, 18k pink gold Patek Philippe Campaign buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    33 mm. diam.


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    With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 4 February 2008 confirming the ruby-set numerals, Rate Accuracy Certificate for Patek Philippe Tourbillon Watches, additional case back, portfolio photographs, instruction manual, product literature and leather portfolio.

    This example of Patek Philippe's landmark reference 3939 is one of the true stars within this family. In fact, unknown within the collector's community and fully confirmed by the Certificate from Patek Philippe, the present watch can only be regarded as a one-of-a-kind masterpiece and therefore is an important addition to any distinguished watch collection. In over 30 years of international auctions and throughout literature, no other reference 3939 fitted with such an unusual ruby-set dial has ever been shown, offered, or mentioned on the market. Offered in exceptional condition we are delighted to present this splendid watch for sale

    Special Notice

    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory, tortoiseshell and crocodile. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.
    Items which contain rubies or jadeite originating in Burma (Myanmar) may not be imported into the U.S. As a convenience to our bidders, we have marked these lots with Y. Please be advised that a purchaser¹s inability to import any such item into the U.S. or any other country shall not constitute grounds for non-payment or cancellation of the sale. With respect to items that contain any other types of gemstones originating in Burma (e.g., sapphires), such items may be imported into the U.S., provided that the gemstones have been mounted or incorporated into jewellery outside of Burma and provided that the setting is not of a temporary nature (e.g., a string).
    This property has been sourced from overseas. When auctioned, such property will remain under “bond” with the applicable import customs duties and taxes being deferred unless and until the property is brought into free circulation in the PRC. Prospective buyers are reminded that after paying for this lot in full and cleared funds, if they wish to import this lot into the PRC, they will be responsible for and will have to pay the applicable import customs duties and taxes. The rates of import customs duty and tax are based on the value of the goods and the relevant customs regulations and classifications in force at the time of import. The final amounts will be determined by PRC Customs and other competent authorities at the time of import. Neither Christie’s nor the seller warrants or guarantees the accuracy of this information and we are not responsible in any way for any errors or omissions. Potential buyers