CIRCA: 1989
CASE DIAMETER: 28 x 38 mm.
DIAL: Silvered
FUNCTIONS: Jump hour
BUCKLE: Pink gold Patek Philippe buckle
WITH: Certificate of origin dated: November 1989, product literature, commemorating medal for the 150th anniversary of the company, leather folder, presentation box and outer packaging

This endangered species strap is shown for display purposes only and is not for sale. The watch will be supplied with a calf leather strap.
Brought to you by

Lot Essay

Patek Philippe's celebrated reference 3969 series was made in a limited edition of 450 examples in pink gold and 50 in platinum to celebrate the company's 150th Anniversary in 1989. The model is a reproduction of the jump hour watch originally launched by Patek Philippe in the 1920s.
The particularity of a jump hour watch lies in its unusual mechanism and appearance. The hours are indicated by a small disc turning underneath a window. The disc rotates every time the minute hand, set within the centre of the dial, hits the full hour. The tonneau-shaped case was a typical design of the 1920s and is currently reliving a nostalgic popularity.

Both jump hour models are described and illustrated Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, second edition, pp. 120 & 121.

Related Articles

Sorry, we are unable to display this content. Please check your connection.

More from
Watches Online: The Geneva Edit
Place your bid Condition report

A Christie's specialist may contact you to discuss this lot or to notify you if the condition changes prior to the sale.

I confirm that I have read this Important Notice regarding Condition Reports and agree to its terms. View Condition Report