Patek Philippe Ref. 3939 to auction for $800,0000 in HK

A Patek Philippe Tourbillon Minute Repeater (Ref. 3939) is to star in Antiquorum Auctioneer's October 26 sale in Hong Kong.

Patek Philippe Ref 3939
The watch is thought to be unique, as a specially personalised example with a brown dial and made in pink gold



The watch marks the first time that a personalised example of Ref. 3939 has appeared at auction, featuring a special brown dial with red numerals made in pink gold. Thought to be unique, it is expected to sell for up to $800,000.

This example was originally sold by Patek Philippe on January 20, 2013, and retains its fitted box, additional case back and a certificate of origin.

Following in the sale will be a skeletonised example of the Patek Phillipe Ref. 5014P, a platinum minute repeater with a perpetual retrograde calendar. It holds an identical estimate to Ref. 3939.

Described as "extremely fine, rare and important", it features a perpetual calendar with retrograde date, moon phases, leap year indication and a platinum buckle.

The auction is dominated by Patek Philippe, though two complicated watches from Jaeger-LeCoultre will make their auction debut.

The Master Grande Tradition, Grande Complication is a limited edition piece, with just 75 ever made. An 18k white gold watch, it sports a flying tourbillon, sky chart, 24-hour indication, and is expected to sell for $154,746-219,223.

The Master Grande Tourbillon Continents in pink gold, ref Q1652422, is one of just 20 made. Oversized, self winding and water resistant, it is crafted from 18k pink gold with a champlevé enamel dial. It will sell with a $167,641-232,118 estimate.

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