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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1989
    Reference No: 3960J
    Movement No: 768’084
    Case No: 2’862’996
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 215, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe buckle
    Dimensions: 36mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Further delivered with Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin with retailer stamped Gobbi 1842 Milano dated June 1989, Patek Philippe Attestation, Geneva Seal certification, slip case, leather wallet, hang tag, product literature, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The reference 3960 was produced as a limited series to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Patek Philippe. Launched in 1989, it is one of the most popular limited series manufactured by the firm. Housed inside the Officier case and under the Breguet numeral dial is the manually wound caliber 215 PS with movement numbers ranging from 767' to 769' thousands.

    The series was launched in 3 different case materials, with 2000 pieces in yellow gold, 150 pieces in white gold and the rarest of all, 50 pieces in platinum.

    The present example is a yellow gold ref. 3960J, presented in overall very good condition and further accompanied by the full set of accessories that came with the watch when it was purchased by the original owner.

  • 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. 3960J
A fine and attractive limited edition yellow gold wristwatch with Breguet numerals, officier hinged case back, made to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of Patek Philippe

36mm Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$100,000 - 200,000 

Sold for HK$162,500

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Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT

Hong Kong Auction 28 May 2019