Lot 489
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PATEK PHILIPPE | REF 3974YELLOW GOLD PERPETUAL CALENDAR MINUTE REPEATING WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES, LEAP-YEAR AND 24-HOUR INDICATIONMADE IN 1990

Estimate
380,000 - 600,000 CHF
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Description

  • REF 3974YELLOW GOLD PERPETUAL CALENDAR MINUTE REPEATING WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES, LEAP-YEAR AND 24-HOUR INDICATIONMADE IN 1990
Dial: silvered Calibre: cal. R 27 Q automatic, 39 jewels Movement number: 1'906'019 Case: 18k yellow gold, snap-on sapphire crystal display back Case number: 2'867'042 Closure: Patek Philippe crocodile strap and 18k yellow gold buckle Dimensions: 36.5 mm Signed: case, dial and movement Accessories: Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin, additional 18k yellow gold solid case back, setting pin, presentation case and Extract from the Archives confirming date of sale on November 12th, 1990

Catalogue Note

One of the most complicated wristwatches made in series by the famed manufacturer, the reference 3974 combines a perpetual calendar and a minute repeater. The reference was introduced alongside others for the 150th anniversary of Patek Philippe in 1989 and stayed in production until 2002. An estimated total of only 160 pieces were ever made.

What makes this particular piece exceptional is that the case was made by Jean-Pierre Hagmann, carrying his mark on the lug and on the spare back. Only the early ones were made by him and only the earliest carry his mark such as the present lot with the low serial number ending in '019'. He is a famed artist in his craft, having also made the case for the Calibre 89. 

The watch is retained in original condition and comes as a full set with certificate, spare case back and presentation case.
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