Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar 3940J, First Series, Yellow Gold


This incredibly rare, yellow-gold Patek Philippe 3940, with champagne dial (from 1989) perfectly illustrates why the reference is so coveted. Understated both in styling and case-size, with this example carrying a highly-desirable 'first-series' doré dial. Such dials are more commonly seen on the earliest Beyer-signed 3940s, or variants of the 3940 with exhibition case-backs. With its modest (by today's standards) 36 mm size, and a svelte case matched by a slim, micro-rotor movement, it fits incredibly comfortably on the wrist.