242 Patek Philippe Extremely Rare and Attractive Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Wristwatch in White Gold, Reference 3990G, With Moon Phases, Diamond-set Bezel, Original Box and Certificate.

Estimate: €150,000 –⁠ 250,000

Sold (Premium)€195,000

Model: Triple Calendar, Moon Phase Chronograph
Reference: 3990G-010
Case Material: White Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 2004
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 27-70 Q
Case N°: 4225410
Movement N°: 3047225
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Cerificate of Origin, Original Plastic Envelope, Case Back, Setting Pin and Booklets

The watches that mostly made Patek Philippe brand famous are certainly those belonging to the chronograph family with perpetual calendar and moon phases. Constantly in production until the present day, this dynasty was born in 1941 with the legendary 1518 replaced only a few years later by the equally iconic 2499 (in 1950). Introduced approximately 1995 to 2005, reference 3990 is virtually identical to the celebrated reference 3970E, with the addition of a diamond-set with 40 baguette-cut diamonds and diamond set hour indexes on the dial the model featured its own unique reference number. The reference hardly ever appears on the market, having been produced in exceedingly low numbers. Entirely made of platinum with the diamond bezel, as certificated by the original Patek Certificate, this series presented a solid screw back able to guarantee waterproofing. Extremely well preserved, this watch is equipped with a very elegant gray ardesia dial and the two windows for day and month are positioned slightly above the signature while the date surrounds the sundial with the fascinating moon phases display. On the sides, at 3 and 9 o’clock, the other two sunken counters. Although this reference is still considered young, it has already reached a state of absolute prestige among the perpetual calendar chronographs with moon phases and is now a must-have for every collector of complicated wristwatches.