Exclusive Timepieces 22 –⁠ 23 April 2023 | Monaco

Auction Details

The Monaco Legend Group team has put together an astonishing selection of rarities in the horological field. From the Unique Piece Rolex Yachtmaster, former property of the late President of Rolex Patrick Heiniger, to an outstanding example of the Patek Philippe 2523-1. Not to mention the great selection of rarities destined for Middle Eastern market, such as a Rolex Submariner and Daytona from the Sultanate of Oman and a steel Daytona with UAE emblem on the dial.
Many thanks to Auro Montanari, alias John Goldberger, Roberto Randazzo and George Pakkos for their significant help in supervising the catalogue and to Eric Tortella for his assistance in searching for some of our rarest Patek Philippe watches in his database and releasing his passport of authenticity for them.

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Session I: Saturday 22 April, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 100
Session II: Sunday 23 April, 10:30 AM – lots 101 to 164
Session III: Sunday 23 April, 2:30 PM – lots 165 to 261

182 Patek Philippe Limited Edition and Very Attractive, Tonneau Shape, Jumping Hours Wristwatch in Pink Gold, Made to Commemorate the 150th Anniversary of Patek Philippe, Full Set, Reference 3969

Estimate: € 15,000 –⁠ 30,000

Sold € 28,600

Lot Description

Model: Jamping Hours
Reference: 3969
Case Material: Pink Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1989
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 215
Case N°: 2 864 466
Movement N°: 752603
Dimensions: 38 × 28 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Box, Papers and Leather Pochette

The present lot is a supercool exponent of the Jumping Hours collection, precisely a reference 3969. This model was realized in 1989 to commemorate a special event of Patek Philippe, the 150th anniversary of its foundation. Originally launched in the 1920s, this re-edition was made in limited quantities and this is one of 450 pink gold examples ever produced. This series in-fact consisted of: 450 examples in pink-gold and 50 examples in platinum. This lot has been manufactured in pink gold with a tonneau case and closed with a sapphire crystal: it is in notable fresh conditions with clean bend and very deep engraving on the pink case back. The dial is silver opaline-white color with black painted revolving radial “Breguet” numbers that remind an Art Deco-style. Most important is the caliber 215 HG with jumping digital-hour display: each time the minute hand rotates a full hour, the small white disc “jumps” to the next hour, thereby giving the wristwatch its unique name, shown by a small window at 12 o’clock. The watch is also equipped with the original PP buckle, box, pochette, coin and certificate of origin confirming its production in pink gold in 1989 and subsequent sale by Haussman on the 7th of September 1989.