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Patek Philippe
REF 3939H A FINE AND RARE PINK GOLD MINUTE REPEATING TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH MADE IN 2005
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Patek Philippe
REF 3939H A FINE AND RARE PINK GOLD MINUTE REPEATING TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH MADE IN 2005
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Patek Philippe
REF 3939H A FINE AND RARE PINK GOLD MINUTE REPEATING TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH MADE IN 2005
Dial: white enamel, applied Breguet numerals
Caliber: cal. RT 27 PS manual winding movement, 28 jewels, one minute tourbillon, two hammer repeating on two gongs
Movement number: 1903082
Case: 18k pink gold, snap on sapphire case back
Case number: 4188354
Closure: 18k pink gold Patek Philippe buckle
Dimensions: diameter 33 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Patek Philippe presentation box with outer packaging, Extract from the Archives confirming the date of sale on September 13, 2005 with applied pink gold Breguet numerals, setting pin, bi fold, DVD disc, Patek Philippe books, one additional solid case back numbered ref. 3939H, 4188354
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Catalogue Note

The reference 3939 was produced from 1993 until 2009. It stands as one of the most understated complicated wristwatches produced by the firm at the end of the millennium. The classically proportioned 33 millimeter case hearkens back to the elegance of Patek Philippe's iconic Calatrava and is further complemented by a white enamel dial made by Donzé in Le Locle.

The watch is powered by the caliber T 27 PS, composed of 336 individual parts and incorporates two of the most coveted complications, the minute repeater and the tourbillon. The unparalleled resonance and exquisite tone of this timepiece's minute repeating chime undoubtedly appeal to the most discerning collector.  Furthermore, the gravity-defying tourbillon admired through the sapphire display back, allows the watch to achieve chronometer-like accuracy.  

The reference 3939 bearing movement number 1903000 is kept in the Patek Philippe Museum and illustrated in "Patek Philippe Wristwatches," by Martin Huber and Alan Banbery, 1998 Edition, p. 330.  The present lot is numbered 1903082, closely following the original production of the reference. Indeed, the present lot in pink gold is exceptionally rare, as research indicates that approximately 35 pieces were made, and of those, fewer than ten have reappeared at auction. 

Important Watches

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