149 Patek Philippe Precious and Absolutely Collectible, Perpetual Calendar Wristwatch in Platinum, With Moon Phases, Reference 3940, With Original Box and Certificate

Estimate: €50,000 –⁠ 100,000

Sold (Premium)€79,300

Model: Quantieme Perpetuel
Reference: 3940
Case Material: Platinum
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1994
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 240Q
Case N°: 2 884 759
Movement N°: 772 451
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Certificate of Origin, Box, Wallet, Booklets and Setting Pin

Reference 3940 has been one of the longest ever produced models by Patek since it started in 1984 when it replaced the existing perpetual calendar reference 3450 until approximately 2007 when it was substituted by the 5140. At that time, it was the slimmest automatic perpetual calendar wristwatch ever produced and its stepped tonneau-style case immediately became iconic among watches’ lovers. Featuring a circular-shaped case, reference 3940 had a decidedly more “modern” and less angular appearance than its predecessor and has always been considered as the quintessential perpetual calendar with moon phases and distinguished by its timeless elegance but the lot here offered is absolutely remarkable for its qualities and features. An instant classic, the reference was cased predominantly in yellow gold, as well as pink gold, white gold and very rarely and exclusively, in platinum which means that the present specimen is extremely desirable considering the gorgeous condition of its case. The second series dial has the configuration with sunken subsidiary dials, quarter division for the leap year and shows no evident signs of use. Sold with its full set, this absolutely exceptional 3940 in platinum has a massively high level of desirability and exclusivity for collectors and lovers.