Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar 3940P

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The ref. 3940 is the Platonic ideal of a Patek Philippe, combining an exquisite dress watch with an ultra high-end complication.At the height of the quartz crisis that decimated the Swiss watch industry, Patek released a duo of watches with perpetual calendar complications in 36 mm cases. The ref. 3940 housed this unique complication in a beautiful dressy case. The watch was notably worn by Thierry Stern, patriarch of the Stern family that owns Patek Philippe.This 3940P is housed in a platinum case with a matching platinum screw down case back. The silvered dial sports 18k white-gold pointed baton indexes and elegant 18k white-gold dauphine hands. Two apertures at the 12 o’clock position reveal the day and month mechanism. The complications are displayed on three recessed sub-dials. The sub-dial at the 9 o’clock position indicates the day of the week as well as a 24-hour hand, while the sub-dial at 3 incorporates the month and a leap year indicator. Finally on the lower sub-dial we find a charming moon phase indicator, which is surrounded by a date complication.Officially, the 3940 was only produced between 1985 and 2007. However, an extract of the Patek Philippe archives indicates that this very watch was produced and sold in 2011, four years after regular production of this reference ended! It is very likely that this watch was a special order for a treasured client.The watch comes on a black alligator leather Patek Philippe strap together with a platinum deployant clasp. In addition to the extract of the archives, the watch also comes with its original box.

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