Extremelly rare MK1 dial ref. 3941G
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. Only 3 in white gold of which 2 feature the most coveted first generation dial. The presence of a white gold deployant clasp that was not offered on the 3940/3941 references at the time is strongly indicating this watch was a special order for a client as it features a unique configuration.
Movement / case number: 77x.xxx / 28xxxxx (the serial number is engraved by hand on the inner side of the bezel).
Box and papers: it comes with its certificate from the archives.
This is your opportunity to seize a truely unique 36mm monument of watchmaking.