Patek Philippe 150th Anniversary Officer's Calatrava watch with solid 18K yellow gold case and original calf band, circa 1989.
Marks: Dial - Patek Philippe Geneve; Band - Swiss Made 18 Patek Philippe Geneve; Snap-on Case Back - Patek Philippe Geneve 150th Anniversary 1839 - 1989 MVT 768205; Dust Cover - 18K 750 with two additional punch marks, 2863117 3960; Buckle - PP Co 750 18K.
Measurements: Case - 33mm diameter (without turban crown); Strap - 8" long
Strap Material: Black calf leather with Patek Philippe buckle in 18K yellow gold
Dial: Porcelain white with Breguet numerals and hands and subsidiary seconds dial in the 6 o'clock position
Manuel movement, time only, 215 caliber
Case number: 2863117
Movement number: 768205
Reference number: 3960
Original purchase receipt from Tiffany & Co, the Tiffany & Co box, as well as the Certificate of Origin, Attestation, and Extract from the Archives dated July 18, 2017, accompany the watch in this lot.
Patek Philippe introduced the reference 3960 in 1989 to commemorate the firm’s 150th anniversary. This reference was produced in a limited edition of 2200 pieces and of those pieces, 2000 were cased in yellow gold. The design for this model was influenced by wristwatches of the 20th century with rounded cases and bezels. This watch is fairly uncommon and a must for any serious collector!