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Patek Philippe Extremely Rare and Attractive Perpetual Calendar Wristwatch in White Gold Reference 3945/1, With Moon Phases and Extract from Archives

Estimate € 30,000 –⁠ 60,000

Sold € 41,600
Lot Description

Model: Quantieme Perpetuel
Reference: 3945/1
Case Material: White Gold
Bracelet Material: White Gold
Year: 1988
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 240 Q
Case N°: 2842120
Movement N°: 771310
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Extract from the Archives

Launched in 1985, the present reference 3945 is an elegant example which bears the classic perpetual calendar layout of Patek Philippe. Extremely well preserved, this watch is equipped with a very elegant argentè dial with applied baton numerals. The two counters at 3 and 9 o’clock for the date surround the sundial with the fascinating moon phases display. Although this reference is still considered young, it has already reached a state of absolute prestige among the perpetual calendar with moon phases and is now a must-have for every collector of complicated wristwatches. It is presented with a solid screw back able to guarantee waterproofing and it was produced with an integral gold bracelet whereas the reference 3940 features lugs that allow a detachable leather strap or gold bracelet. This watch is also provided with the extract from the archives confirming its white-gold case and its production in 1988 and subsequent sale on the 14th of October 1988.