YEAR: 1989
CASE MATERIAL: 18k yellow gold, hinged caseback, snap on inner dust cover
DIAMETER: 34 mm.
STRAP MATERIAL: Patek Philippe brown CROCODILE leather strap
DIAL: White porcelain dial with black Breguet numerals
MOVEMENT: Cal. 215, manual-winding
FUNCTIONS: Time (hours, minutes, seconds)
BUCKLE: 18k yellow gold buckle
WITH: Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin, Certificate of Origin for the watch movement from the Canton of Geneva (The Geneva Hallmark), an Attestation from the brand to certify that the watch was made to commemorate the 150th anniversary, a medal commemorating the 150th anniversary, product literature, Patek Philippe leather pouch, presentation box outer packaging.

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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The Patek Philippe Ref. 3960 is an elegant wristwatch with an officer caseback and inner dust cover that was made to mark the brand’s 150th anniversary in 1989. According to an Attestation Certificate from the maison, only 2,000 examples of the Ref. 3960 made with a yellow gold case, 150 were made in white gold and 50 in platinum. According to the same document “these watches will not be reproduced, the tools used in their manufacture having been destroyed.”

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