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Patek Philippe

Reference 3940 | A platinum perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases, 24 hours and leap year indication, Circa 2000 | 百達翡麗 | 型號3940 | 鉑金萬年曆腕錶,備月相、24小時及閏年顯示,約2000年製

Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe

Reference 3940 | A platinum perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases, 24 hours and leap year indication, Circa 2000 | 百達翡麗 | 型號3940 | 鉑金萬年曆腕錶,備月相、24小時及閏年顯示,約2000年製

Reference 3940 | A platinum perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases, 24 hours and leap year indication, Circa 2000 | 百達翡麗 | 型號3940 | 鉑金萬年曆腕錶,備月相、24小時及閏年顯示,約2000年製

Patek Philippe

Reference 3940

A platinum perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases, 24 hours and leap year indication, Circa 2000

百達翡麗

型號3940

鉑金萬年曆腕錶,備月相、24小時及閏年顯示,約2000年製


Dial: silvered

Calibre: cal. 240 Q mechanical, 27 jewels

Movement number: 3'124'551

Case: platinum, snap on case back

Case number: 4'058'970

Closure: brown Patek Philippe alligator strap and platinum buckle

Size: 36 mm diameter

Signed: case, dial and movement

Accessories: Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin, product literature, instruction manual, leather wallet and presentation box

附帶證書、腕錶文獻、説明書、皮套及盒子

The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. The dial is in very attractive and original condition. The subsidiary 24 hour register has tarnished. The case with only light surface wear with very crisp hallmarks underneath the lugs. The watch is fitted with a platinum solid case back and Patek Philippe did not fit the platinum examples with sapphire case back.


Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense.


Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band.


Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue.


"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."

Replacing the reference 3450, the 3940 is the third automatic perpetual calendar created by Patek Philippe. The reference 3940 is far slimmer and understated. The reference was launched in 1985 and is known in 3 series. The reference was discontinued in 2007 when it was replaced by the larger reference 5140, powered by the same calibre 240. 


The present watch, offered in super, close to new condition has the sought after two-tone 24-hour register and is complete with all original accessories.