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Patek Philippe Grande Complication 3940J Perpetual Calendar Moonphase Ultra Thin 18kt Yellow Gold - Automatic
The Patek Philippe Reference 3940 may be the model that best captures what, at its essence, Patek itself stands for: quality, complicated, class and classic.
Watches come in many shapes, sizes and with all manner of complications, but no watch is nicer looking or built better than this reference 3940 perpetual calendar. If my words are glowing, then it's no wonder... if you ever get the privilege of owning such a great timepiece, then you too will understand what all the fuss is about.
This particular 3940J features an interesting original dial, which does not fall into the known 3940 dial categories (i.e., "First Series", "Second Series", etc.). Instead, the 24 hour dial is shaded between '6' and '18' hours which is a characteristic of the First Series dials.
The leap year dial, on the other hand, features the cross hair leap year chapter which is a characteristic of the third, and final, dial series. To take a cue from the collectible Rolex market, perhaps this is a "transitional" dial - which would be something very rare indeed, in the world of Patek Philippe watches.
Movement is the Patek Philippe automatic Caliber 240 Q with 22kt winding rotor, 27 jewels, 275 individual parts, with power reserve of approximately 46 hours. The caliber is engraved with the Geneva Seal, attesting to its technical and aesthetic superiority.
Case is 18k yellow gold, with dimensions of 36mm diameter by 8.5mm thick. Sapphire front and display back crystals.
Also known as: Patek Philippe 3940J-001, Patek 3940J-001, Patek 3940J, Patek Philippe 3940J, Patek 3940J001