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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2002
    Reference No: 3940R-011
    Movement No: 3’125’844
    Case No: 4’130’972
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 240Q aut, 27 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 36mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin stamped Yung Hsin Watch. Co, LTD Taiwan, setting pin, additional solid caseback, instruction manual, product literature, leather folio, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Extremely attractive and well-preserved, the present ref. 3940 is part of the last series produced from 1998 until its end of the production in 2007. Delivered with a upgrade of a sapphire caseback where the Geneva sealed calibre 240 Q is exhibited, the series also came with an additional caseback. Encased in a warm pink gold case, the present timepiece retaining a sigma dial bearing a movement of 3’125’XXX and a case serial of 4’130’XXX belongs to the 2002 production. According to research, the third series were available in yellow, pink, white gold and platinum, amongst them approximately 660 examples were made in pink gold out of a total production on only 2,200 pieces. A reference that wears with class and sophistication on the wrist, the present ref. 3940R with crisp hallmarks and stunning dial is not only a fresh-to-the-market example, it is also complete with its Certificate of Origin, solid caseback, and original sale 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. 3940R-011
A rare, fine and attractive pink gold perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases, leap year, 24-hour indication, additional solid caseback, Certificate of Origin and presentation box

Circa 2002
36mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, clasp signed

Estimate
HK$250,000 - 400,000 
€29,300-46,900
$32,100-51,300

Sold for HK$529,200

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia 
+852 2318 2031
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV

Hong Kong Auction 27 - 28 May 2022