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Patek Philippe
RETAILED BY BEYER: REF 3940 YELLOW GOLD PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON-PHASES MADE IN 1986
Dial: gilt
Calibre: cal. 240Q automatic, 27 jewels
Movement number: 770'287
Case: 18k yellow gold, snap-on back
Case number: 2'831'431
Closure: 18k yellow gold Patek Philippe buckle
Dimensions: 36mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Patek Philippe presentation case and Extract from the Archives confirming date of sale on December 2nd, 1986
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Catalogue Note

Patek Philippe as a maker has always managed to excel in two areas in particular. Elegance is the first and paramount to this is the second, understatedness. If the present lot embodies any two attributes it is these.  This complicated watch features the automatic perpetual calendar calibre 240Q and, given the complex nature of this watch is housed, in a surprisingly thin 18k yellow gold case.

This 3940 is one of the earliest iterations belonging to the first series in a production of approximately 1300 pieces. The dial, made by Stern Creations, is a glossy caramel in contrast to the slightly darker frosted subsidiary dials at 3 and 9.  The watch is a particularly rare example of the reference featuring the calendar in German but in addition to this the dial is double signed by Swiss retailer Beyer. The watch is also presented at auction in fantastic condition accompanied by its original presentation case and yellow gold buckle. 

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