PATEK PHILIPPE 3974J 18K AUTOMATIC MINUTE REPEATER PERPETUAL CALENDAR

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–> PATEK PHILIPPE 3974J 18K AUTOMATIC MINUTE REPEATER PERPETUAL CALENDAR Here is considered one of Patek Philippe’s most Essential and treasured watches: the minute repeating perpetual calendar reference 3974. Even for watch dealers, the occassion to see and admire such a pretty good horological object as the reference 3974 is rare. So far as minute repeaters are concerned – Patek Philippe is essentially the most hallowed… So far as models are concerned – the 3974 is essentially the most coveted. Automatic…perpetual…and minute repeating–all housed in an important Calatrava case. Patek produced the 3974 between 1989 and 1997, and the model marked Patek’s 150th Anniversary. Production was once low. It’s said that each 3974 took four years of development and assembly. The 3974 is THE Holy Grail wristwatch. Case is 18k gold with dimensions of 36mm diameter by 12mm thick. Sapphire crystal in front and display back. The case was once made by John Pierre Hagman, Patek Philippe’s and Geneva’s most celebrated and revered case maker. Mr. Hagman is so Essential and highly regarded he has his own hallmark: JHP used at the cases that he makes. Importantly, Mr. Hagman didn’t make all 3974 cases, just a handful of them. The reference 3974 is the last minute repeater watch with Hagman cases. Dial is solid gold, silvered, and with applied hour markers, embossed minutes chapter, and dauphine hands. The subdial at 3 o’clock displays month and leap year cycle. Subdial at 6 o’clock displays date and moonphase. Subdial at 9 o’clock displays day and 24 hour (am/pm) time and is shaded to represent night time between ‘18’ and ‘6’. Movement is the automatic winding Patek Philippe Caliber R 27 Q. Movement features 39 jewels, self-compensating free-sprung balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and in 5 positions, and stamped with the Geneva Seal. The caliber also includes a 22k micro rotor with hand guilloche. The minute repeater’s hammer and gongs may also be seen in the course of the display back crystal. Movement is comprised of 467 individual parts. Watch is indiscernible from new and includes Patek box, papers and second (solid) case back. –Robert Maron Watches Watch Specifics: Manufacturer Patek Philippe Model Name Automatic Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar Model / Ref # 3974 Condition Indiscernible from New Gender Mens Category Movement Automatic Case 18K Yellow Gold Case Dimensions 36 mm Crystal Sapphire Band Strap Dial Silver Bezel Functions Additional Information Current Retail Price Starting Bid Price USD $525,000.00 — BUY IT NOW !! OR MAKE US AN OFFER !! ABOUT THE SELLER Robert Maron is the world over recognized as a leading expert within the field of High Grade, Essential Vintage and Collectible wristwatches. With years of experience as a all over the world watch trader, professional, financial and personal references may also be provided from almost anywhere on the earth. Complete collections bought and sold, discretion assured. Member IWJG and NAWCC. Lifetime warranty of 100% originality and authenticity on each sale. SHIPPING & PAYMENT INFORMATION Winning bidder needs to contact us within 48 hours of notification Payment will have to be received within 5 days of auction end Bank-to-bank transfers are our preferred payment method. Bank-to-bank transfers are required on all international sales. –> Wires are our preferred payment method. Paypal gladly accepted for purchases as much as $3,000.00. Contact us for further details California residents: We will be able to add 9% sales tax. Other locations – you might be accountable for your personal duties and/or taxes. GUARANTEE Returns accepted within 3 days if item isn’t as represented; buyer has to pay for return shipping costs and insurance. Item will have to be returned in same condition as received, including all material such as shipping box and manual We will be able to refund your money within 24 hours when we receive the watch (subject to the watch being within the similar condition when sold, including all enclosures)

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