Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18K white gold limited edition Officier wristwatch
Prospective purchasers are advised that several co… Read more In 1989, for its 150th Anniversary, Patek Philippe presented a series of eight watches, each conceived with respect for tradition and created in a limited series. Several "Grande Complication" models were made, notably the celebrated Calibre 89 reflecting the firm's technical evolution. Amongst the other models made to commemorate this Anniversary, there is Les Impériales, reference 4761, the charming lady's lapel watch and The Officier, the famous reference 3960 which was manufactured in a limited edition of 2000 pieces in yellow gold, 150 pieces in white gold and 50 pieces in platinum. Finally, there is the handsome tonneau-shaped model, with its alluring Art Deco outline, reference 3969 which was made in a limited edition of 450 examples in pink gold and 50 in platinum. 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.
Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18K white gold limited edition Officier wristwatch

SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, OFFICIER MODEL, REF. 3960, MOVEMENT NO. 769'342, CASE NO. 2'864'254, MANUFACTURED IN 1989

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Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18K white gold limited edition Officier wristwatch
Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, Officier model, ref. 3960, movement no. 769'342, case no. 2'864'254, manufactured in 1989
Cal. 215 PS nickel-finished lever movement stamped with the Geneva seal, 18 jewels, Gyromax balance, free sprung regulator, gold dust cover engraved with commemorative text and movement number, porcelain-white dial, Breguet numerals, outer railway minute divisions, subsidiary seconds, circular case, extended screwed lugs, hinged back, 18K white gold Patek Philippe buckle, case, dust cover, dial and movement signed
34 mm. diam.
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With Patek Philippe Attestation dated 24 August 1989, Republic and Canton of Geneva Certificate of Origin for the watch movement dated 1 May 1989, commemorative medal, booklet and original fitted presentation box. Furthermore delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1989 and its subsequent sale on 24 August 1989.

The present watch is fresh to the market and comes in very good overall condition.

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