This watch is extraordinarily rare if not unique, with its 18k white gold case and black enamel dial with Breguet numerals. You may recall that the last white metal (stainless steel) 3939 with this black enamel Breguet dial sold for 1,400,000 euros ($1,900,000 at the time). To the best of our knowledge and professional research, this is probably the only white gold 3939 factory built and delivered with black enamel dial.
While modern Patek Philippe watches are growing larger and larger, the reference 3939 is a nod to classical styling and sizing. At 34mm in diameter, Patek's master watchmakers had their work cut out for them, to build a minutes repetition and tourbillon caliber that would fit into this case size. However, they succeeded with aplomb, and the reference 3939 is a very important and rare wristwatch.
Case is solid 18k white gold with a polished finish. Lugs are slightly claw (or concave) style. Sapphire front and display back crystals. Three part construction.
Enamel dial is the super rare black with applied white gold Breguet style numerals and hands (also called Pomme hands). Subsidiary seconds dial. Note that the dial has the movement's serial number printed on it - a distinction that Patek Philippe affords only to its tourbillon watches.
Movement is the very impressive manual winding Patek Philippe Caliber RTO 27 PS. In addition to the minutes repetition and one minute tourbillon, this caliber features 18 jewels, adjusted to temperature, isochronism and five positions, free-sprung balance and stamped with the Geneva Seal. Both the tourbillon and the repeater's hammers can be seen working through the display back.
Strap is black Patek crocodile with 18k white gold Patek buckle.
Watch will be delivered with original box and papers as well as second case back. Condition is indiscernible from new.