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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2002
    Reference No: 3939
    Movement No: 1'903'079
    Case No: 4'287'175
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Mechanical, RTO 27 PS, 28 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Patek Philippe crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Patek Philippe Campaign buckle stamped PPC
    Dimensions: 33 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 31 January 2005, Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres Watch Rate Certificate, additional case back, product literature, instruction manual, sales tag, photograph of the present watch, leather wallet, portfolio, fitted presentation box and outer packaging. Furthermore delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming the production of the present watch in 2002 and its subsequent sale on 6 December 2004.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Reference 3939 is perhaps the most understated complicated wristwatch of recent time. For many, a simple glance would give them no idea that the reference was one of the most important and sought after creations, from one of the most important and sought after watch manufacturers.

    The watch is fitted with a tourbillon and minute repeating mechanism, finished with a white enamel dial and applied Breguet numerals. The present watch is from the later series of 3939s and fitted with the larger crown that was introduced to prevent over winding the mechanism. By today's standards, the watch has a petite case diameter measuring at 33 millimetres. However, this applies a level of sophistication and refinement to the watch and its appeal and demand will only continue to grow in the future.

    In exceptional condition and repeating in phase with a beautiful tone and clarity, the watch is complete with all accessories.

  • 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. 3939
An extremely rare and highly important platinum minute repeating tourbillon wristwatch with enamel dial, Breguet numerals, original certificate, additional case back and fitted presentation box

33 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$2,400,000 - 4,000,000 

Sold for HK$2,980,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: ONE

Hong Kong Auction 1 December 2015 11am