The Patek Philippe Reference 3940 may be the model that best captures what, at its essence, Patek itself stands for: quality, complicated, class and classic. Watches come in many shapes, sizes and with all manner of complications, but no watch is nicer looking or built better than this reference 3940 perpetual calendar. If my words are glowing, then it's no wonder... if you ever get the privilege of owning such a great timepiece, then you too will understand what all the fuss is about.
Dial is silver with applied white gold indices and sublime white gold dauphine hands. 3 o’clock subdial displays month and leap year, 6 o’clock subdial displays date and moonphase and 9 o’clock subdial displays day and 24 hour time. For all of this information, the 3940 dial is balanced and legible.
Movement is the Patek Philippe automatic Caliber 240 Q with 22kt winding rotor, 27 jewels, 275 individual parts, with power reserve of approximately 46 hours. The caliber is engraved with the Geneva Seal, attesting to its technical and aesthetic superiority.
Case is platinum, with dimensions of 36mm diameter by 8.5mm thick. Sapphire crystal in front and solid platinum case back.
Strap is Patek crocodile with a platinum Patek Philippe deployant buckle.