Exclusive Timepieces 22 –⁠ 23 October 2022 | Monaco

Auction Details

One of the finest selections of vintage and contemporary watches we were able to put together. We tried to do our best to offer you extremely rare and well preserved collectable pieces of the best manufactures.

Session I: Saturday 22 October, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 104
Session II: Sunday 23 October, 10:30 AM – lots 105 to 179
Session III: Sunday 23 October, 2:30 PM – lots 180 to 271

241 Patek Philippe Precious and Absolutely Collectible, Perpetual Calendar Wristwatch in Pink Gold, With Moon Phases, Reference 3940, With Original Box, Papers, Solid Case back and Setting Pin

Estimate: € 50,000 –⁠ 100,000

Model: Perpetual Calendar
Reference: 3940R
Case Material: Pink Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 2000
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 240/114
Case N°: 4043248
Movement N°: 3124533
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Box, Papers, Solid Case back and Setting Pin

Seen on the wrist of Mr. Philippe Stern, the Patek Philippe ref. 3940 is undeniably one of the most iconic perpetual calendar references manufactured by the firm. This model 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 classic Calatrava-style case with extremely clean proportions 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 in four metals, yellow gold, pink gold, white gold and platinum, the reference was offered in a total of three series. The present specimen is extremely desirable considering the gorgeous condition of its pink-gold case. The third series dial has the configuration with sunken subsidiary dials, quarter division for the leap year, a more modern sans serif font type and shows no evident signs of use. Sold with its full set, with still the setting pink and, of course, the solid case back, this absolutely exceptional 3940 in pink gold has a massively high level of desirability and exclusivity for collectors and lovers.