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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1989
    Reference No: 3945/1
    Movement No: 771'739
    Case No: 2'856'705
    Material: 18k gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 240 Q, 27 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k gold Patek Philippe bracelet, max. length 175mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k gold Patek Philippe folding clasp
    Dimensions: 36mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 4 December 1989, setting pin, product literature, leather wallet and fitted presentation box. With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming the production of the present watch with yellow gold bracelet in 1989 and its subsequent sale on December 5th, 1989.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Reference 3945 bracelet watch was in production from 1985 to 1998, and offered as a variant to the celebrated reference 3940. The watch was produced with an integral gold bracelet whereas the reference 3940 features lugs that allow a detachable leather strap or gold bracelet. The present watch is from the 2nd series, which features a leap year indication that is divided by a line in to four quadrants.
    This feature appeared on the reference 3945 beginning in 1989. Completed with original certificate, this present watch fresh to the market and is offered in excellent overall condition.

  • 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. 3945/1
A fine and rare yellow gold perpetual calendar bracelet watch with moon phases, leap year indicator, 24 hours and original certificate

36mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$160,000 - 240,000 

Sold for HK$200,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FIVE

Hong Kong Auction 28 November 2017