Exclusive Timepieces, Sessions I, II, III 23 –⁠ 24 April 2022 | Monaco

Auction Details

A wide and extremely attractive selection of collectible timepieces from leading collectors, such as Goldberger with the third part of the famous “Rolex Connoisseur Collection”. Also offered: an assortment of the most sought-after contemporary watches such as the platinum Patek Philippe Nautilus, some very rare examples of the Royal Oak, a single owner’s collection of extraordinary Stella dials Rolex DayDates.

Session I
Saturday 23 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 1 to 103
Session II
Sunday 24 April at 10:30 a.m. – lots 104 to 181
Session III
Sunday 24 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 182 to 273

65 Patek Philippe Limited Edition and Very Attractive, Tonneau Shape, Wristwatch in Pink-gold, With Jumping Hours, Reference 3969, With Box and Extract from the Archives. Made to Commemorate the 150th Anniversary of Patek Philippe

Estimate: € 15,000 –⁠ 30,000

Sold € 26,000

Lot Description

Model: Jumping Hours
Reference: 3969
Case Material: Pink Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1989
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 215 HG
Case N°: 2 864 441
Movement N°: 752578
Dimensions: 38 × 28 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Box, Letters and Extract from the Archives

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 in tonneau case and closed with a sapphire crystal: it is in incredible fresh conditions with clean bend and very clean engraving on the pink case back. The dial is silver “opalin” 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. The watch is also equipped with the original PP buckle, box and Extract from the Archives confirming its production in pink gold in 1989 and subsequent sale on the 28th of June 1989.