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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2007
    Reference No: 3939HG-001
    Movement No: 1’903’108
    Case No: 4’410’711
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Manual, RTO 27 PS AIG 2, 28 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Patek Philippe buckle
    Dimensions: 33mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, and buckle signed. Factory double sealed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated February 3rd 2008 confirming this watch with dial in white enamel and white gold Breguet numerals, chronometer certificate dated November 5th 2007, large glossy photograph, product literature, large leather wallet, and presentation boxes.

  • Catalogue Essay

    First launched in 1993, reference 3939 is one of Patek Philippe's most refined and important models ever produced. Elegant and subtle, it captures the spirit of the Genevan watchmaker through its technical mastery, combining a minute repeating mechanism with a tourbillon complication - all housed within the exquisite confines of a 33 millimeter case. It furthermore boasts a beautiful enamel dial with Breguet numerals. Assembling a minute repeater typically requires 200 to 300 hours of work, and the gongs are known to display a rich, deep yet delicate resonance that Patek Philippe is best known for.

    The present reference 3939HG is fresh-to-the-market and only the fifth to ever be offered publicly. It was offered in yellow, pink, and white gold, as well as platinum, with a unique stainless steel piece in platinum auctioned off at Only Watch 2011. Each 3939 to leave the factory was listened to by either Theirry or Philippe Stern before its departure from the factory, a final act of quality control to ensure the watch had the right tonality. Incredibly, dating from 2007, it remains still in its factory double seal. As a masterpiece of Patek Philippe watchmaking prowess, this 3939 comes complete with all its original accessories, ready to find its new custodian.

  • 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. 3939HG-001
Only the fifth example to appear publicly, a factory double sealed white gold minute repeating tourbillon wristwatch with Breguet numerals and Certificate of Origin

33mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, and buckle signed. Factory double sealed.

$250,000 - 500,000 

Sold for $504,000

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The New York Watch Auction: SIX

New York Auction 11-12 June 2022