Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 12, 2019

LOT 725


CHF 300,000 - 400,000

HKD 2,400,000 - 3,200,000 / USD 300,000 - 400,000

Sold: CHF 389,000

Property of the original Italian family
Extremely fine and rare, self-winding, 18k yellow gold wristwatch with minute-repeating, perpetual calendar and moon phases.

Grading System
Case: 1

As new

Movement: 1*

As new

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original

Brand Patek Philippe

Reference 3974

Year Circa 1989

Movement No. 1906005

Calibre  R27Q rep.

Case No. 2865062

Bracelet Leather with Patek Philippe gold buckle

Dimensions 36mm

Signature Dial, Case and Movement.

Accessories Certificate of origin, additional 18kt yellow gold solid case back, push pin


This model will be treasured as one of the most complicated timepieces that Patek Philippe has ever created. It combines an automatic movement with minute repeater, perpetual calendar and moon phase mechanism in a timepiece first built for the company’s 150th anniversary in 1989. The case of Ref. 3974 was made for Patek Philippe by the celebrated Jean-Pierre Hagmann, whose case maker’s marks are stamped to the bottom right lug. The repeater may be made to sound the hours and quarters and the elapsed minutes since the last quarter. Received as a gift to the current family, the watch has remained in virtually unused condition and has never been polished as can clearly be seen on the lugs and the hallmarks that are crisp