YEAR: 1996
CASE MATERIAL: Platinum with bezel set with baguette-cut diamonds, fluted lugs
DIAMETER: 36 mm.
STRAP MATERIAL: Patek Philippe black CROCODILE leather strap
DIAL: Slate grey dial with diamond-set numerals, luminous hands, two apertures for day and month, three subsidiary dials indicating 12 hours register combined with running seconds, 30 minutes register combined with leap year indicator, phases of the moon combined with date.
MOVEMENT: Cal. 27-70 Q, manual
FUNCTIONS: Time, chronograph, perpetual calendar, moon-phase
BUCKLE: Platinum Patek Philippe pin buckle
WITH: Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 3 July 1996 confirming production of the present watch with an “ardoise” or slate grey dial, diamond-set numerals and 40 baguette-cut diamonds of 2.97 carats.

Ψ The endangered species straps shown here are for display purposes only and is not for sale. Upon sale, each watch will be supplied to the buyer with a black leather strap.
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Please Note: Lot 91 only comes with the Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 3 July 1996. The other items originally included in the cataloguing, being the platinum screw back, setting pin, presentation box and the outer packaging are not included with this lot.
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Patek Philippe's reference 3990 was produced from 1995 until the launch of the 5971P in 2007. The Ref. 3990 was the first jewelry complicated wristwatch produced by Patek Philippe in series and was made in yellow gold, white gold, and platinum. It is believed that only 5 pieces were made in platinum. This watch is one of only three ref. 3990 in platinum to appear in public to date. The watches were delivered with an additonal caseback, expect in platinum wherein the additonal caseback was optional.
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