Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Feb 26, 2012

LOT 452

PATEK PHILIPPE REF. 3939 TOURBILLON MINUTE REPEATER PINK GOLD ENAMEL DIAL Patek Philippe, Genève, Ref. 3939R. Sold on June 28, 2010. Very fine and rare, minute-repeating 18K pink gold wristwatch with one-minute tourbillon regulator and an 18K pink gold Patek Philippe buckle. Accompanied by original card travel case, additional case back, hang tag, service box, COSC certificate and Certificate of Origin within a leather folio.

HKD 2,750,000 - 3,200,000

USD 355,000 - 415,000 / EUR 275,000 - 320,000

Sold: HKD 3,980,000

C. Three-body, solid, polished, transparent back, sapphire crystals. D. White enamel with applied 18K pink gold Breguet numerals, subsidiary seconds dial. Pink gold Breguet hands. M. Cal. RTO 27 PS, stamped with the Geneva Quality Mark, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 28 jewels, lateral lever escapement with one-minute tourbillon regulator with 3 equidistant steel arms under a polished steel bridge, Gyromax balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, shock-absorber, selfcompensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring, repeating on gongs by activating slide on the band. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 34 mm. Thickness 12 mm

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Grading System
Case: 1

As new

Movement: 1*

As new

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original


The Patek Philippe minute repeater with tourbillon, ref.3939, was introduced in 1992 and ceased production with a unique stainless steel example sold for charity in 2011. Made in 2010 this example can be considered one of the last to be made and features the highest serial number of any of the reference to appear at auction to date. Examples of the reference in pink gold are particularly rare and this is the fi rst time Antiquorum have offered a 3939 in this metal, additionally, according to our research it is only the second to be offered publicly at auction.
Please note the movement number featured on the dial has been edited for catalog purposes only.