Patek Philippe 3940 Perpetual Calendar Wristwatches for Men
The reference 3940 Perpetual Calendar was introduced to the market by Patek Philippe in 1985. The Patek Philippe 3940 is one of those models from the acclaimed Swiss watchmaker that represents the true essence of Patek with its class, quality, and complication. These watches are available in different sizes, shapes, and all types of complications. However, the Patek Philippe 3940 Perpetual Calendar is the one that has been most beautifully built by the company. This model received so much appreciation from watch enthusiasts that the company continued manufacturing this model for more than 20 years before they discontinued in the year 2006. However, the charm of this amazing watch still makes it one of the most highly sought after perpetual calendar wristwatches ever produced.
The Patek Philippe 3940 is made from 18 karat gold or solid platinum and has a diameter and thickness of 36 mm and 8.5 mm respectively. The hand sewn black crocodile strap with gold or platinum buckle or folding clasp, provides both comfort and style to the users. These watches are also liked for their silver or champagne dial, applied hour markers, and gold made hands. There are sub dials for the display of leap year and month, moon phase and date, and 24 hour time at 3 o’clock, 6 o’clock, and 9 o’clock positions respectively. The legendary Patek Philippe Caliber 240 Q movement is another reason behind the popularity of the Patek Philippe 3940. This movement consists of 275 individual parts, 27 jewels, and a 22kt winding motor. There is a power reserve of approximately 46 hours. As a testimony to its aesthetic and technical superiority, there is an engraved Geneva Seal on the caliber.
Apart from moon phase indication and perpetual calendar, the Patek Philippe 3940 also has a secondary dial indicating P.M. and A.M. Similarly, there is another concentric dial inside the dial for ‘day’ that indicates the current stage of the bissextile year including leap year. Each of these functions in the Patek Philippe 3940 has its own efficient corrector. The moon phase indication function has an awe inspiring accuracy with an annual variation of even less than 12 minutes. The superb craftsmanship and unique design of the Patek Philippe 3940 ensure that the power requirement is minimum for the calendar mechanism.
The Patek Philippe 3940 has been considered for decades as the ultimate wristwatch for gentlemen. The popularity of this watch has not decreased a bit even after the company stopped manufacturing it in 2006. This is certainly a great wristwatch to have in your collection if your have a thing in you for luxury watches.