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Patek Philippe. A fine 18K gold automatic perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases, original certificate and box
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Patek Philippe. A fine 18K gold automatic perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases, original certificate and box

SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, RETAILED BY GÜBELIN, REF. 3940, MOVEMENT NO. 770'155, CASE NO. 2'824'923, MANUFACTURED IN 1986

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Patek Philippe. A fine 18K gold automatic perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases, original certificate and box
Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, retailed by Gübelin, ref. 3940, movement no. 770'155, case no. 2'824'923, manufactured in 1986
Cal. 240 Q nickel-finished lever movement stamped with the Geneva seal, 27 jewels, Gyromax balance, free sprung regulator, 22K gold micro-rotor, silvered dial, applied gold baton and square numerals, three subsidiary dials for day and 24 hours register, month and leap year, date and moon phases, circular case, stepped bezel, snap on back, 18K gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp, case and movement signed by maker, dial signed by maker and retailer
36 mm. diam.
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Lot Essay

With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin and Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with silvered dial and twelve applied yellow gold hour markers in 1986 and its subsequent sale on 17 July 1986. Furthermore delivered with contemporary brochure with operating instructions, wooden presentation box and outer packaging.

To the best of our knowledge, this watch has never been offered in public before and is believed to be the only example of a first series reference 3940 in yellow gold retailed by Gübelin known to date.

Reference 3940 was launched in 1985 and remained in production until 2006. The present watch is from the first series, featuring sunk subsidiary dials for the 24 hours display and leap year indicator, as opposed to the even version of later models.

Reference 3940 is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, second edition, p. 292-293.

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