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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 12, 2019

LOT 420

PATEK PHILIPPE, REF. 3940, 1ST GENERATION, YELLOW GOLD

A fine, self winding, 18k yellow gold perpetual calendar wristwatch

Brand Patek Philippe

Reference 3940

Year Sold on December 6th, 1985

Movement No. 770034

Calibre  240Q

Bracelet Leather with 18k yellow gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp

Dimensions 36 mm

Signature Dial, Case and Movement.

Accessories Original winding box, certificate of origin, booklets and an overhaul receipt from Patek Philippe dated August 2018 in the amount of CHF 3’295

CHF 22,000 - 32,000

HKD 176,000 - 256,000 / USD 22,000 - 32,000

Sold: CHF 37,500


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3-8

Good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Notes

 Sold in December 1985, this 3940 is, most likely, with its movement number of 770’034, the 34th 3940 to be produced. It was the first modern perpetual calendar launched after the 3448/3450 and production continued until 2006. A testament to its success and timeless design, it is no surprise that it was for a long time, worn daily by Mr. Philippe Stern. The first series was only delivered with a full solid back and can be instantly recognised by its single sunk sub-dials.