Patek Philippe’s one-of-a-kind watch achieved the highest price at the last Only Watch charity auction, in 2009, beating its estimated price by over 200,000 euros! By reaching a fantastic price of 535,000 euros for its Celestial Calendar Ref. 5106 timepiece, Patek Philippe made a great contribution to a fight against Duchenne Muscular Distrophy. A new stunning watch from the renowned watch company, unique Ref. 3939A Minute Repeater Tourbillon is ready for a new record.
What comes under the reference 3939A, actually is the one-of-a-kind minute repeater tourbillon, crafted in stainless steel. Patek Philippe did produce watches with the reference 3939, but only in platinum and gold. The steel one, which is specially made for the Only Watch, has unusually small case for a men’s watch, still it is irresistble. Inside a 33.3 mm case, this luxury timepiece hides an amazing mechanism which really is a brilliant technological achievement. Actually, it is hidden just from a front. A sapphire crystal caseback opens a clear look on this masterpiece.
The Caliber R TO 27 PS manual-winding movement has two great complications - a minute repeater and a tourbillon, visible on the bridge side. Ii is constructed from 336 parts, comprising 28 jewels and 12 bridges. Oscillating at frequency of 21’600 vibrations per hour, this COSC certified chronometer has a power-reserve of 48 hours, when it is fully wound.
In order to satisfy both, eyes and ears, besides an appealing design Patek Philippe incorporated an amazing minute repeater, characteristic by a chime with two gongs which is activated by a slide piece in the case.
A classic, black dial comes in minimalist style, featuring applied Breguet-style numerals, dot minute indices and a small seconds sub-dial, located at the 6 o’clock position. A stylish, black leather strap complements an ultimate classy look of the watch.
Along with other amazing products of 39 world’s top end watchmakers, this Patek Philippe Ref. 3939A Minute Repeater Tourbillon watch will be auctioned at the Only Watch 2011 Event in Monaco, on September 22. Before they find their owners, these unique timepieces will be exhibited in Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Tokyo, Los Angeles, New York, Milan and Geneva. Finally, all proceeds from the auction will be used to help research on Duchenne Muscular Distrophy which is the most common fatal genetic disease of children.