Lot 70
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PATEK PHILIPPE | REFERENCE 3940JYELLOW GOLD PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON-PHASES AND LEAP-YEAR INDICATIONMADE IN 1991

Estimate
18,000 - 28,000 GBP
Sold
35,000 GBP
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Description

  • Patek Philippe
  • REFERENCE 3940JYELLOW GOLD PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON-PHASES AND LEAP-YEAR INDICATIONMADE IN 1991
Dial: silvered Calibre: cal. 240 Q automatic, 27 jewelsMovement number: 772'996Case: 18ct yellow gold, snap-on sapphire crystal display back Case number: 2'905'252Closure: brown Patek Philippe alligator strap with 18ct yellow gold Patek Philippe pin buckle Dimensions: 36mm diameterSigned: case, dial and movement Accessories: Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin, Extract from the Archives confirming date of sale on January 31st, 1992, Patek Philippe leather folder with booklets and user manual, one setting pin, one additional plain 18ct yellow gold caseback and later presentation case

Catalogue Note

The 3940 was produced over a period of twenty years from about 1985 to 2007. It is considered as the quintessential automatic perpetual calendar reference manufactured by Patek Philippe. The design was so well received and timeless that it was preserved by its successor, the reference 5140, where only subtle changes were made.

Becoming increasingly collectible, the 3940 underwent several evolutions. The present lot belongs to the second series which was produced between 1988 and 1998. Pieces from that series have an opaline silvered dial, beveled subsidiary dials with divided leap year indication, 'obus' indexes and a slightly larger Patek Philippe signature.

The present lot still retains very good proportions, and is offered with its two original case backs, Certificate of Origin and literature.

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