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Geneva, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Du Rhône, May 13, 2007

LOT 664

Ref. 3940R, ?Pink Gold? Patek Philippe, Genève, No. 3126002, case No. 4206642. This Reference is no longer in production. Sold on February 4th, 2003. Very fine, astronomic, self-winding, 18K pink gold gentleman's wristwatch with perpetual calendar, moon phases and an 18K pink gold Patek Philippe buckle. Accompanied by a Patek Philippe winding box and Certificate of Origin.

CHF 40,000 - 50,000

EUR 25,000 - 30,000 / USD 33,000 - 40,000

Sold: CHF 54,280

C. Two-body, solid, polished, concave bezel and lugs, transparent case back, sapphire crystals. D. Matte silver with applied pink gold faceted baton indexes, outer minute divisions, subsidiary dials for the days of the month, the week, the months, the 24 hours and the leap year, aperture for the moon phases. Pink gold "dauphine" hands. M. Cal. 240 Q, stamped with the Seal of Geneva Quality Mark, rhodium-plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, 27 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, Gyromax balance, shock absorber, self-compensating free-sprung flat balance spring, 22K gold micro-rotor mounted on ball bearings. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 36 mm. Thickness 9 mm. Property of a French Gentleman

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Grading System
Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2

Very good

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original


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 soughtafter Patek Philippe references by collectors and enthusiasts. A similar watch is published in "Patek Philippe Wristwatches", by Martin Huber and Alan Banbery, 1998 Edition, p. 292, and in ?Collecting Patek Philippe Wristwatches? by Osvaldo Patrizzi, Guido Mondani Editore, 2004, p. 264, vol 2.