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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 1988
    Reference No: 3994/1
    Movement No: 1'823'861
    Case No: 2'896'558
    Material: 18k white gold, diamonds and sapphires
    Calibre: Mechanical, 215, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k white gold and diamond-set Patek Philippe bracelet, 185 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold Patek Philippe folding clasp
    Dimensions: 27 mm. width
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    This Patek Philippe bracelet watch reference 3994/1 is both a watch and an appealing piece of jewelery. The dial is pave-set with brilliant-cut diamonds and sapphire-set quarter numerals and the bezel and lugs are finely crafted with baguette-cut diamonds. The bracelet is further enhanced with brilliant and baguette-cut diamonds and the clasp is also fully set with diamonds and finishes this bracelet watch eye-catching beauty. The diamonds weigh a staggering approximate 22 to 24 carats in total. Preserved in exceptional and almost unworn overall condition, this diamond-set bracelet watch is fresh to the market and its bracelet can be considered the original factory length.

  • 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. 3994/1
A very fine and rare white gold, diamond and sapphire-set rectangular bracelet watch

Circa 1988
27 mm. width
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$300,000 - 500,000 

Sold for HK$600,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: TWO

Hong Kong Auction 31 May 2016