Rare ref. 3941J
The 3940 is one of the longest produced reference of Patek Philippe. This perpetual calendar was a reaction to the quartz crisis threatening the industry of mechanical timepieces at the time. A few prestigious manufactures did not fully embrace the quartz movement trend and rather proposed complicated watches. However the timepiece we are offering here distinguishes itself by something more exceptional than the joy of proposing a perpetual calendar. In the aftermaths of clients’ reverse inquieries wishing to admire the 24Q micro-rotor movement, Patek decided to deliver a brand new sister reference allowing to see through the caseback: the very seldom seen 3941 was born and was among the first Patek Philippe to offer an open caseback. It was produced until 1990 after which the manufacture decided to offer a double caseback (metal + sapphire) on all 3940 references.
Only 35 have been produced of which 27 surfaced to the market so far. The timpiece we are proposing is among the earliest featuring the most coveted first generation dial.
Movement / case number: 77x.xxx / 28xxxxx (the serial number is engraved by hand on the inner side of the bezel) from 1987.
Box and papers: it comes with a service paper and the original box Patek was proposing to clients not interested in the big wooden box. A fresh certificate from the archives has been ordered.
This is your chance to grab a magnificent reference which counts among the least produced by Patek Philippe.