Patek Philippe. A Fine and Rare Slim Yellow Gold Skeletonized Wristwatch

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Patek Philippe. A Fine and Rare Slim Yellow Gold Skeletonized Wristwatch

Sold for HK$ 350,625 (US$ 44,779) inc. premium
Patek Philippe. A Fine and Rare Slim Yellow Gold Skeletonized Wristwatch
Model/Reference: Squelette/3878J
Movement No: 1'239'364
Case No: 2'992'771
Year: 2001
Calibre: 240SQ, 22K gold micro-rotor, automatic
Dial: Finely engraved skeletonized, signed
Case: 31mm, t-bar lugs, band engraved with scroll motif, cabochon sapphire-set winding crown, exhibition back
Strap/Bracelet: Endangered species with gold buckle
Accompaniments: Patek Philippe box, Extract from the archives, Certificate of Origin, Information/instruction booklets

Footnotes

  • 百達翡麗,精緻罕有黃金鏤空自動腕錶,2001年。附錶盒,證書,後補資料庫精萃及說明書。

    Ref. 3878 was produced from 1981 and discontinued in 1998. This watch features an ultra-thin skeletonised automatic movement that is hand engraved throughout with finely crafted scrolls and decorative motifs - the first ever self-winding skeletonised wristwatch by Patek Philippe. According to our research, approximately 500 examples of the Ref. 3978 were produced.
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