Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare 18K pink gold limited edition tonneau-shaped jump hour wristwatch, made for the company's 150th anniversary
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Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare 18K pink gold limited edition tonneau-shaped jump hour wristwatch, made for the company's 150th anniversary

SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, JUMP HOUR MODEL, REF. 3969, 150E ANNIVERSAIRE 1839 - 1989, MOVEMENT NO. 752'921, CASE NO. 2'864'834, MANUFACTURED IN 1989

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Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare 18K pink gold limited edition tonneau-shaped jump hour wristwatch, made for the company's 150th anniversary
Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, Jump Hour model, ref. 3969, 150e Anniversaire 1839 - 1989, movement no. 752'921, case no. 2'864'834, manufactured in 1989
Cal. 215HG mechanical movement stamped with the Geneva seal, 18 jewels, Gyromax balance, free sprung regulator, silvered matte dial, outer railway minute divisions, window for jumping hours with Breguet numerals at 12 o'clock, tonneau-shaped case, snap on back with engraved commemorative inscription, 18K pink gold Patek Philippe buckle, case, dial and movement signed
38 mm. length
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With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin, Attestation, Certificate of Origin for the Watch, tag, seal, commemorative medal, original fitted burgundy presentation box and outer packaging. Furthermore delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1989 and its subsequent sale on 13 December 1989.

To the best of our knowledge, this watch has never been offered in public before.

Patek Philippe's celebrated reference 3969 series was made in a limited edition of 450 examples in pink gold and 50 in platinum to celebrate the company's 150th Anniversary in 1989. The model is a reproduction of the jump hour watch originally launched by Patek Philippe in the 1920s.
The particularity of a jump hour watch lies in its unusual mechanism and appearance. The hours are indicated by a small disc turning underneath a window. The disc rotates every time the minute hand, set within the centre of the dial, hits the full hour. The tonneau-shaped case was a typical design of the 1920s and is currently reliving a nostalgic popularity.

Both jump hour models are described and illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, second edition, pp. 120 & 121.

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