- A RARE AND FINE LIMITED EDITION PLATINUM WRISTWATCH
REF 3960 MVT 769459 CASE 2864371 150TH ANNIVERSARY 'OFFICER' MADE IN 1989
• cal. 215 PS manual winding lever movement, stamped with the seal of Geneva, 18 jewels, Gyromax balance • white dial, Breguet numerals, Breguet hands, subsidiary seconds, outer minute track • platinum cuvette with Patek Philippe 150th anniversary inscription • platinum 'Officer' case, screw-set lugs, hinged back • case, dial and movement signed • with a platinum Patek Philippe buckle
Collection of the Original Owner
M. Huber and A. Banbery, Patek Philippe, Vol. 2, Second Edition, 123, pls. 172a-b
Ref. 3960 was designed and made to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Patek Philippe in 1989. The 'Officier' was part of a series of limited edition watches marking the occasion and the first time Patek Philippe made limited edition pieces.
In all, Patek Philippe produced 2200 examples of this model, of which 2000 were in yellow gold; 150 in white gold and only 50 pieces in platinum.
This actual watch, number 769.459, is illustrated in the book: Patek Philippe, Wristwatches, M. Huber & A. Banbery, Vol. 2 Second Edition, page 123, where it is described as "New Limited Edition."
This watch has never previously been offered at auction.