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Patek Philippe

'Saatchi Edition', Reference 3940R A limited edition pink gold perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases and leap year indication Circa 2015 | 百達翡麗 | 'Saatchi Edition" 型號 3940R 限量版粉紅金萬年曆腕錶備月相及閏年顯示,製作年份約 2015

Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe

'Saatchi Edition', Reference 3940R A limited edition pink gold perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases and leap year indication Circa 2015 | 百達翡麗 | 'Saatchi Edition" 型號 3940R 限量版粉紅金萬年曆腕錶備月相及閏年顯示,製作年份約 2015

'Saatchi Edition', Reference 3940R A limited edition pink gold perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases and leap year indication Circa 2015 | 百達翡麗 | 'Saatchi Edition" 型號 3940R 限量版粉紅金萬年曆腕錶備月相及閏年顯示,製作年份約 2015

Patek Philippe


'Saatchi Edition', Reference 3940R

A limited edition pink gold perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases and leap year indication

Circa 2015


百達翡麗

'Saatchi Edition" 型號 3940R 限量版粉紅金萬年曆腕錶備月相及閏年顯示,製作年份約 2015


Dial: brown

Calibre: 240 Q automatic, 27 jewels

Movement number: 5’752’274

Case: 18k pink gold, snap on sapphire crystal display case back

Case number: 4’349’206

Closure: Patek Philippe alligator strap and 18k pink gold folding clasp 

Size: 36 mm diameter

Signed: case, dial and movement 

Box: yes

Papers: yes

Accessories: Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin, instruction manual, numbered hang tag, pink gold snap-on back, setting pin, factory plastic sleeve and case, leather bifold, presentation case with outer packaging

MVT: running at the time of cataloging. All functions operating.

CASE: in very good condition with some hard to see surface scratching

DIAL: in very good condition


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."


**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

Often considered Patek Philippe’s quintessential automatic perpetual calendar, reference 3940 was in manufactured between 1985 and 2007. It was indeed a world's first as an automatic perpetual calendar wristwatch. 

Exceptionally, this 3940 produced in 2015, is part of a limited edition of watches that Patek Philippe released and exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery in London to celebrate its 175th anniversary. For the occasion, Patek Philippe combined new old stock cases with dial colours never seen before in the references and even using different dial layouts, in this case that identical to the reference 5140. 

The fascination and mystery of this limited edition has led to much speculation among experts who estimate the production amounts to as few as 5 examples for each dial variation.  This is therefore an incredibly rare opportunity to acquire a very special edition of a very special, and historically important, Patek Philippe.