Patek Philippe 3940J-001 Perpetual Calendar 18K Yellow Gold EARLY VARIANT (32185)

32185 Patek Philippe 3940 J Perpetual Calendar, 3940J, 3940J-001, 18k yellow gold on original lizard strap and 18k yellow gold tang buckle, automatic perpetual calendar (English) caliber 240Q movement, day, date, month, moonphase, 24-hour indicator, leap year indicator, applied yellow gold indices, silver dial, glass crystal, water resistant, this watch was issued only with a solid caseback, diameter: 36mm, thickness: 9mm. Like New with Patek Philippe box, 1-year European Watch Company warranty, and an extract from the Patek Archives showing an original date of sale in February of 1988.


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This is a rare early First Series 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar 3940. It has the original lizard strap and 18K yellow gold tang buckle, and a glass crystal. There is a pull out winding crown and a snap on solid case back with a thumb clip, inside of which are engraved 4 hallmarks, and "PATEK PHILIPPE-GENEVE-SWISS," and a serial number. There is a corrector in the left-side case band at 9 o'clock for the perpetual calendar, and the 36mm diameter solid three-body case, downturned lugs, and stepped bezel are polished. The silver dial has "boat-shaped" gold baton and square hour markers around a dot minute track. There is a recessed moon phase subsidiary dial at 6 o'clock, with a combined radial date indicator and a gold hand. There are twin recessed white subsidiary dials, including a combination day and 24-hour register at 9 o'clock, and a combination month with leap year sub dial is at 3 o'clock. It has a 46-hour power reserve at full wind, and it’s water resistant to 25 meters/80 feet. The 9mm thick case, dial, and movement are all signed.

This Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar 3940 has a mechanical automatic self-winding Patek Philippe caliber 240 Q movement that's rhodium-plated with fausses cotes embellishment. It has the Seal of Geneva quality seal, and it's constructed with 27 jewels, 275 parts, and a lateral lever escapement with three arms under a polished steel bridge. It has a 22K winding rotor with the Patek Philipppe Calatrava symbol, and a patented Patek Philippe Gyromax balance that adjusts for cold, heat, isochronism and 5 positions. It includes a shock absorber mechanism, and a self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring.

The Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar 3940 First Series was introduced in 1985, and was discontinued in 2006.