Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Mar 11, 2012

LOT 101

PATEK PHILIPPE REF. 3940 2ND GENERATION YELLOW GOLD Patek Philippe, Genève, movement No. 771280, Ref. 3940J. Sold on November 25th, 1988. Very fine and rare, self-winding, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with perpetual calendar, moon phases, 24 hour indication, leap year indication and an 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe buckle. Accompanied by the fitted box, Certificate of Origin, user's manual and setting pin.

CHF 23,000 - 33,000

USD 25,000 - 36,000 / EUR 19,000 - 27,000

Sold: CHF 27,500

C. Two-body, solid, polished and brushed, concave bezel, concave lugs, snap-on case back, sapphire crystals. D. Matte silver with applied yellow gold faceted baton indexes, subsidiary dials for the days of the month, of the week, the months, the 24 hours and leap year, aperture for the moon phases, outer engraved minute division. Yellow gold dauphine hands. M. Cal. 240/114, stamped with the Seal of Geneva quality mark, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 27 jewels, straight line lever escapement, Gyromax balance, shock absorber, self-compensating free-sprung fl at balance spring, 22K gold microrotor. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 36 mm. Thickness 9 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


While the fi rst generation of 3940's were characterized by single sunk sub-dials, the second generation had less pronounced double sunk sub-dials.