Important Collectors Wristwatches, Po...

Geneva, Nov 14, 2009

LOT 332

Ref. 3940 Platinum, First Time at Auction Patek Philippe, Genève, movement No. 3128132, case No. 4316040, Ref. 3940P. Made in 2008. Very fine and rare, self-winding, platinum wristwatch with perpetual calendar, 24 hour and leap year indication, moon phases and a platinum Patek Philippe deployant clasp. Accompanied by a fitted winding box, setting pin and Certificate of Origin.

CHF 50,000 - 70,000

USD 50,000 - 70,000 / EUR 35,000 - 47,000

Sold: CHF 66,000

C. Two-body, solid, polished and brushed, concave bezel, domed sapphire crystal, snap-on case back. D. Matte silver with applied white gold faceted and pyramidal indexes, outer minute dot divisions, subsidiary dials for the days of the month, of the week, the months, the 24 hours and the leap year, aperture for the moon phases. White 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, Glucydur Gyromax balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating free-sprung flat balance spring, 22K gold micro-rotor. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 36 mm. Thickness 8 mm.

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Grading System
Case: 1

As new

Movement: 1

As new

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original


To the best of our knowledge, fewer than 35 such pieces have appeared at auction.
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