Patek Philippe - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV Hong Kong Monday, November 28, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 1987
    Reference No: 3945/001
    Movement No: 770’795
    Case No: 2’838’717
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 240Q, 27 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe integrated bracelet, max length 180mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe folding clasp
    Dimensions: 36mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 24th December 1987, setting pin, instruction manual, leather folio and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Patek Philippe reference 3940 is undeniably one of the most iconic self-winding perpetual calendar debuted in 1985, launched alongside baring incredible resemblance with an integrated bracelet is the present ref 3945. The reference was in production from 1985 until 2007 with a total of three series across various precious metal. The present example from circa 1987 featuring an opaline dial cased in yellow gold is part of the early second series with a leap year indication presented with the absence of cross divider. Later second series made from 1989 through 1995 onwards can be easily differentiated by the addition of the cross divider. Offered with its original Certificate of Origin, setting pin, and presentation box, the present ref. 3945 definitely wears with a different flair on the wrist.

  • 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. 3945/001
A fine and attractive yellow gold perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases, leap year indication, integrated bracelet, Certificate of Origin and presentation box

Circa 1987
36mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$160,000 - 300,000 

Sold for HK$239,400

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Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2001

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV

28 - 29 November 2022 (Online Registration ends 27 Nov, 2pm HKT)