20 October 1999
Patek Philippe. An 18K gold self-winding perpetual calendar wristwatch with moonphase
Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, recent
240 Q, with nickel-finished lever movement, 27 jewels, 22K gold rotor, the gilt matt dial with applied baton numerals, gilt dauphine hands, three subsidiary dials indicating day combined with 24 hour display, month combined with leap year indicator, phases of the moon combined with date, the circular case with stepped bezel, snap on back (Ref. 3940), together with an 18K gold Patek Philippe buckle, case, dial and movement signed
36 mm. diam.
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A similar watch is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, 2nd edition, p. 292 and in Armbanduhren by Kahlert, Muhe, Brunner, 2nd edition, p. 389.
Strong bidding and sell-through rates seen across a week of sales that total $79,285,375, with more still to come
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