Patek Philippe Ref. 3939

Patek Philippe Ref. 3939

Sold for 1.4 million Euro, or nearly $2 million US$

The Only Watch 2011 Auction in Monaco is over and the results are now in. Overall, the standout of the event was the Patek Philippe, a unique version of Ref. 3939, which went for a staggering 1.4 Million Euros (around US$ 2 million). For many connoisseurs, Patek Philippe's Ref. 3939 - with its minute repeater, tourbillon, and subsidiary seconds dial - constitutes the apex of watchmaking, the most beautiful blend of elegance and discretion.

Patek Philippe Ref. 3939To support Only Watch 2011 Patek Phillipe created a unique Manual Wound Stainless Steel Minute Repeater with a black enamel dial based on the emblematic Ref 3939 model. The Only Watch 2011 Ref. 3939 special model is the first stainless steel minute repeater introduced in Patek Phillipe´s contemporary collections and will remain the one and only steel Ref. 3939 ever produced by the company. Patek phillipe hopes that the pure sound of the minute repeater chiming mechanism of this unique timepiece will support the message of hope for the Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Research.

As the name implies, these movements are wound by turning the crown. The tensioned mainspring drives the wheels inside the watch as it gradually relaxes. Whether ultra thin, cut-away “skeleton”, simple or complicated, the manually wound movement is greatly appreciated by aficionados of traditional watchmaking. Here are the other details of this watch


Movement Caliber R TO 27 PS, stamped with the Patek Philippe Seal hallmark, rhodiumplated, Geneva striping (Côtes de Genève), 28 jewels, lateral lever escapement with one-minute tourbillon regulator with 3 equidistant steel arms under a polished steel bridge, Gyromax balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism in 6 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring, chime with two gongs activated by a slide piece in the case.
Functions Hours, minutes, seconds, perpetual calendar (date, day, month and leap years), chronograph, moon phase and day/night indicator
Case Three-body, polished stainless steel
Sapphire crystal and sapphire-crystal case back
Interchangeable stainless steel solid case back
Dial Black enamel with applied white gold Breguet numerals
Small seconds subsidiary dial
White gold Breguet hands
Bracelet/Strap Matt black, hand-stitched, square-scale alligator leather with 18K white gold folding clasp
Price Range ca. 480,000 CHF