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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1989
    Reference No: 3969
    Movement No: 752'587
    Case No: 2'864'450
    Material: 18k pink gold
    Calibre: Mechanical, 215 HG, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Brown crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k gold Patek Philippe Campaign buckle stamped PPC
    Dimensions: 28 mm. wide
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe service receipt dated 20 January 2015, slip case, fitted presentation box and outer packaging. Furthermore delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming the production of the present watch with silvery opaline-white dial and Breguet numerals in 1989 and its subsequent sale on 28 June 1989.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Released in 1989, reference 3969 was designed to commemorate Patek Philippe’s 150th anniversary. The smooth, tonneau shaped case references the ‘jump hour’ wristwatches that Patek Philippe originally launched in the 1920s.

    Each time the minute hand rotates a full hour, the small white disk ‘jumps’ to the next hour, thereby giving the wristwatch its unique name. Released in limited quantities, the present watch is one of 450 pink gold examples ever produced.

  • 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. 3969
A fine pink gold limited edition tonneau-shaped jump hour wristwatch, made to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Patek Philippe

28 mm. wide
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$150,000 - 220,000 

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: ONE

Hong Kong Auction 1 December 2015 11am