Accompanied by Patek Philippe original wood box, 18k gold and wood setting pen and an Extract from the Archives confirming the date of manufacture as 1990 and its subsequent sale on October 11th of the same year.
The complexities of combining a minute repeating mechanism and perpetual calendar within a wristwatch still require many hundreds of hours of highly skilled workmanship. The reference 3974 has become a modern classic epitomizing the strengths and wonderful acoustics of Patek Philippe minute repeaters.
Patek Philippe commenced production of the reference 3974 in 1989. Manufactured in very small numbers, approximately only 90 made in yellow gold, this model ceased production in 2002 making it extremely desirable to collectors. According to our research, only 18 examples have appeared at auction to date.