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- A FINE WHITE GOLD AUTOMATIC PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON-PHASES
REF 3940 MVT 772252 CASE 2884157 MADE IN 1990
- white gold
- diameter 36 mm
• cal. 240 Q automatic nickel-finished lever movement, stamped with the seal of Geneva, 27 jewels, Gyromax balance, 22k gold micro-rotor • silvered dial, applied baton indexes, three subsidiary dials for day combined with 24-hour indication, moon-phases with date, and month with leap year • 18k white gold case, snap-on back • case, dial, and movement signed • with an 18k white gold Patek Philippe buckle
Production of reference 3940 began in 1986 as the successor to reference 3448 and reference 3450. Production continued for over 20 years, with only some subtle changes made to the dial on later series. The design of the reference 3940 is such a classic that when it was replaced in 2007 with the reference 5140, the differences between the two models were nearly imperceptible.
An example of reference 3940 is illustrated in Huber, M. & Banbery, A., Patek Philippe Wristwatches, Second Edition, pp. 292-293.