Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Mar 03, 2021

LOT 190

Patek Philippe
Ref. 3969 R; “Tonneau jubilaire, heure sautante”, limited edition of 450 pieces especially made for the 150th Anniversary of the manufacture in 1989; 18K pink gold

HKD 174,000 - 216,000

CHF 20,000 - 25,000 / EUR 18,500 - 23,100 / USD 22,300 - 27,800

Sold: HKD 218,750

18K pink gold, manual-winding, tonneau-shaped, Art Deco-style gentleman’s wristwatch, with jump-hour at 12.
Polished and satin-finished two-piece case, with snap-on case-back. Case-back engraved in taille-douce (fine cut) with the mention “Patek Philippe / Genève / 150e Anniversaire / 1839-1989”.
Silver “opalin” colour dial with black painted revolving radial “Breguet” numerals.


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 1 *
Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original

Brand Patek Philippe, Geneva

Model “Tonneau jubilaire, heure sautante”, limited edition of 450 pieces especially made for the 150th anniversary of the manufacture

Reference 3969 R

Year circa 1989

Movement No. 752 917

Case No. 2 864 830 (by Favre & Perret, La Chaux-de-Fonds)

Material 18K pink gold

Bracelet black leather PP strap

Buckle 18K pink gold PP “officier”-type buckle

Caliber 215 HG

Height 38.3 mm.

Width 28 mm.

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories contemporary fitted box (small model; inside leather in fair condition); Extract from the Archives

Notes

The Extract from the Archives, dated February 24, 2006, mentioned that this watch was sold on November 27, 1989.
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Limited edition of 1989, “Officier” and “Jump-hour” made for the 150th anniversary of Patek Philippe (references 3960 and 3969)
Patek Philippe, Reference 3960
This reference is launched in 1989. Limited edition of 2 200 examples especially produced for the 150th anniversary of Patek Philippe. The series consisted of:
· 2 000 examples in yellow gold, Ref. 3960 J
· 150 examples in white gold, Ref. 3960 G
· 50 examples in platinum, Ref. 3960 P
Bibliography
· Huber & Banbery, 1998, p. 123.
· Patrizzi, 2010, vol. 1, p. 245 (No. 167).
· Patrizzi, 2010, vol. 2, pp. 266-267 (Nos. 1 120-1 122, similar watches in various metals).
Patek Philippe, Reference 3969
This reference is launched in 1989. Limited edition of 500 examples especially produced for the 150th anniversary of Patek Philippe. The series consisted of:
· 450 examples in pink gold, Ref. 3969 R
· 50 examples in platinum, Ref. 3969 P
Bibliography
· Huber & Banbery, 1998, p. 121.
· Patrizzi, 2010, vol. 1, p. 235 (No. 160), p. 236 (No. 161).
· Patrizzi, 2010, vol. 2, p. 267 (Nos. 1 123-1 124, similar watches in various metals).