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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Nov 08, 2015

LOT 316

PATEK PHILIPPE REF. 3940 FIRST GENERATION WHITE GOLD Patek Philippe, Genève, No. 775631, case No. 2981528, Ref. 3940G, First Generation. Made circa 1993. Very fine and rare, self-winding, 18K white gold wristwatch with perpetual calendar, moon phases, 24 hour indication and leap year indication. Accompanied by an additional 18K white gold Patek Philippe bracelet and Certificate of Origin.

Two-body, solid, polished, concave bezel, transparent snap-on case back, sapphire crystals. Matte silver with applied white gold faceted baton and pyramidal indexes, outer dot minute divisions, subsidiary dials for the days of the month, the week, the 24 hours, the month and the leap year, aperture for the moon phases. White gold dauphine hands. Cal. 240 Q, stamped with the Seal of Geneva quality mark, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 27 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, Gyromax balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating free-sprung flat balance spring, 22K gold micro-rotor mounted on ball bearings.

CHF 20,000 - 30,000

HKD 160,000 - 240,000 / USD 21,000 - 31,000

Sold: CHF 40,000

Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 36 mm. THICKNESS 9 mm. Ref. 3940 Production of this reference started in 1985 and ceased in April 2007. The model No. 1 was dedicated to Theodor Beyer and is now in the "Museum of Time Measurement" in Zürich. Ref. 3940 replaced References 3848 & 3850 and is among the most sought after Patek Philippe references by collectors and enthusiasts.