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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1989
    Reference No: 3960
    Movement No: 768’337
    Case No: 4’365’626
    Model Name: Officier
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 215 PS, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe pin buckle
    Dimensions: 33mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe instruction manual, product literature, medallion, leather folio, outer packaging and fitted presentation box. Further delivered with a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming the date of manufacture of the present timepiece in 1989 and its subsequent date of sale on 22nd June 1989.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Released as a limited edition series, the Patek Philippe ref. 3960 was among one of the references launched together with the legendary Caliber 89 to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the firm. Introduced in various metals including 2,000 examples in yellow gold, 150 examples in white gold and 50 examples in platinum, the ref. 3960 was arguably the most sought after model from the commemorative series.

    Encased in a beautiful and classic 33mm diameter officer-style case, the white lacquer dial adorned with Breguet numerals creates the perfect harmony with the sentimentally engraved hinged caseback inscribed with the firm’s commemoration dates.

    The present example Patek Philippe ref. 3960 in yellow gold is offered in excellent overall condition and is further delivered with a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming its date of manufacture of the present timepiece in 1989, this charming example will surely be remembered as one of most elegant commemorative timepieces manufactured by Patek Philippe.

  • 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. 3960
A fine and rare limited edition yellow gold wristwatch with small seconds, Breguet numerals, officer-style hinged caseback and presentation box, made to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of Patek Philippe

1989
33mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
HK$78,000 - 140,000 
€8,700-15,500
$10,000-17,900

Sold for HK$214,200

Contact Specialist

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

Hong Kong Auctions 25-26 November 2021