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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2014
    Reference No: 3940R-026
    Movement No: 573****
    Case No: 434****
    Model Name: Unique "Ovitz" Perpetual Calendar
    Material: 18ct Rose Gold
    Calibre: Automatic Perpetual Calendar 240Q
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: 18ct Rose Gold Patek Folding Clasp
    Accessories: Patek Polished Wooden Box, Certificate of Origin, Box, Wallet and Reference Image
    Provenance: Property of an important private collector.

  • Provenance

    Property of an important private collector.

  • Artist Biography

    Patek Philippe

    Swiss • 1839

    Since its founding in 1839, this famous Geneva-based firm has been surprising its clientele with superbly crafted timepieces fitted with watchmaking's most prestigious complications. Traditional and conservative designs are found across Patek Philippe's watches made throughout their history — the utmost in understated elegance.

    Well-known for the Graves Supercomplication — a highly complicated pocket watch that was the world’s most complicated watch for 50 years — this family-owned brand has earned a reputation of excellence around the world. Patek's complicated vintage watches hold the highest number of world records for results achieved at auction compared with any other brand. For collectors, key models include the reference 1518, the world's first serially produced perpetual calendar chronograph, and its successor, the reference 2499. Other famous models include perpetual calendars such as the ref. 1526, ref. 3448 and 3450, chronographs such as the reference 130, 530 and 1463, as well as reference 1436 and 1563 split seconds chronographs. Patek is also well-known for their classically styled, time-only "Calatrava" dress watches, and the "Nautilus," an iconic luxury sports watch first introduced in 1976 as the reference 3700 that is still in production today.

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Ref. 3940R-026
Savvy collectors will immediately spot that when Patek combine a Grand Complication with luminous hands and markers, it is almost always the result of a very special request. The MSO motif at 6 o'clock on the dial is the confirmation, a Piece Unique made for the one time head of Disney and Patek super collector, Michael Ovitz. By 2014, the 3940 had been out of production for close to 10 years, but was revived here in a one-off execution that combines a chocolate brown soleil dial with Breguet numerals, luminous hands and markers. Complete with its original certificate confirming the dial and date Mr Ovitz took delivery.