PATEK PHILIPPE. A VERY FINE AND RARE 18K YELLOW GOLD AUTOMATIC MINUTE REPEATING PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES, ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE, SECOND CASE BACK AND BOX
PATEK PHILIPPE. A VERY FINE AND RARE 18K YELLOW GOLD AUTOMATIC MINUTE REPEATING PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES, ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE, SECOND CASE BACK AND BOX
PATEK PHILIPPE. A VERY FINE AND RARE 18K YELLOW GOLD AUTOMATIC MINUTE REPEATING PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES, ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE, SECOND CASE BACK AND BOX
PATEK PHILIPPE. A VERY FINE AND RARE 18K YELLOW GOLD AUTOMATIC MINUTE REPEATING PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES, ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE, SECOND CASE BACK AND BOX
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PATEK PHILIPPE. A VERY FINE AND RARE 18K YELLOW GOLD AUTOMATIC MINUTE REPEATING PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES, ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE, SECOND CASE BACK AND BOX

SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, REF. 3974, MOVEMENT NO. 1'906'030, CASE NO. 2'867'127, MANUFACTURED IN 1991

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PATEK PHILIPPE. A VERY FINE AND RARE 18K YELLOW GOLD AUTOMATIC MINUTE REPEATING PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES, ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE, SECOND CASE BACK AND BOX

SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, REF. 3974, MOVEMENT NO. 1'906'030, CASE NO. 2'867'127, MANUFACTURED IN 1991
Movement: Automatic, Cal. R 27 Q, Hallmark of Geneva, 39 jewels, signed
Dial: Silvered matte dial, applied gold baton numerals, three subsidiary dials for day and 24 hours, month and leap year indicator, date and moon phases, signed.
Case: 18k yellow gold, circular case, stepped bezel, downturned lugs, glazed display snap on back, 36 mm diam., signed
With: a 18K gold pin buckle, Patek Philippe extract from the archieve confirming the production of the present timepiece in 1991 and its subsequent sale on 30th April 1991, Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 30 April 1991, additional case back, setting pin, instruction manual, leather wallet, fitted original presentation box.
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Lot Essay

Reference 3974

Reference 3974 was launched in 1989 to celebrate Patek Philippe's 150th anniversary, the movement of the first model bearing number 1'906'000. It was at the time the firm's most complicated wristwatch ever made. The ingenious calibre R 27 Q impresses not only by its remarkable number of 467 parts but also by Patek Philippe's masterly performance of combining a micro-rotor, minute repeating and perpetual calendar mechanisms in a proportionally small 12 1/2''' movement.

Reference 3974 has become a modern classic epitomizing the strengths and wonderful acoustics of Patek Philippe minute repeaters. It was manufactured in very small numbers only. This sought-after reference ceased production in 2000 and is regarded as one of the most desirable minute repeating wristwatches of modern production.

The impressive case of highest quality was made by the famous casemaker Jean-Pierre Hagmann of Geneva, his hallmark JPH stamped underneath the lower left lug.

Originally trained as a jeweller, Jean-Pierre Hagmann set up his own company in 1984, specializing in the manufacture of custom-made high quality watch cases. He worked for several of the world's most famous watch manufactures, notably Patek Philippe, to whom he supplied amongst others cases for references 3974, 3979 and 5029, all models of the firm's "Grand Complication" series.

Reference 3974 is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, second edition, p. 325.

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