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1139. Patek Philippe A fne, very rare and early yellow gold perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases, 24 hours indication and certifcate 百達翡麗,型號3940,精細及罕有,18K黃金自動上弦腕錶, 配萬年曆﹑24小時和月相顯示,1987年製。附原裝證書和後補證書

Manufacturer Year

Patek Philippe 1987

Reference No. Movement No. Case No. Material Calibre

3940 770’930 2’844’771 18K yellow gold Automatic, cal. 240Q, 27 jewels, stamped with the Geneva Seal Bracelet/Strap Alligator Clasp/Buckle 18K yellow gold pin buckle Dimensions 36mm Diameter Signed Case, dial, movement and buckle signed Estimate

HKD 160,000-230,000 USD 20,500-29,500 Accessories Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certifcate of Origin stamped by Milan retailer Gobbi 1842 s.r.l. and dated April 1, 1988. Furthermore delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confrming production of the present watch in 1987 and subsequent sale on February 17, 1988

The Patek Philippe ref. 3940 is by all means one of the most iconic models created by the manufacturer. Debuted in 1985 under the reins of Mr. Philippe Stern, ref. 3940 represented a shif in design for the Patek Philippe’s perpetual calendar watches. No longer sharp and elongated, the case transformed into a design that is reminiscent of the Calatrava model. At the time of manufacture, it was among one of Patek Philippe’s longest running references ever produced, ceasing production in approximately 2007. The reference was cased predominantly in yellow gold, as well as pink gold, white gold and platinum. Manufactured in 1987, the present watch is a fne example from the frst series. To our knowledge, the present watch is fresh to the auction market. Preserved in excellent condition, this watch is further accompanied by its original Certifcate of Origin, and even an additional Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confrming production of the present watch in 1987 and subsequent sale on February 17, 1988.

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