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    Sale 12572

    Important Watches

    30 May 2016, Convention Hall

  • Lot 2680

    PATEK PHILIPPE. A FINE AND RARE 18K PINK GOLD PERPETUAL CALENDAR CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES AND LEAP YEAR INDICATION

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, REF. 3970E, MOVEMENT NO. 3'047'039, CASE NO. 4'225'319, MANUFACTURED IN 2003

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    PATEK PHILIPPE. A FINE AND RARE 18K PINK GOLD PERPETUAL CALENDAR CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES AND LEAP YEAR INDICATION
    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, REF. 3970E, MOVEMENT NO. 3'047'039, CASE NO. 4'225'319, MANUFACTURED IN 2003
    Cal. CH 27-70 Q mechanical movement stamped with the Geneva seal, 24 jewels, opaline-white dial, applied baton numerals, two windows for day and month, three subsidiary dials indicating constant seconds combined with 24 hour indicator, 30 minute register combined with leap year indicator, date combined with moon phases, circular case, glazed display screw back, two round chronograph buttons in the band, 18k pink gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
    36 mm. diam.
    US$50,000-70,000


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    With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with opaline-white dial and rose gold indexes in 2003 and its subsequent sale on 18 December 2003. Furthermore delivered with Patek Philippe fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

    Fresh to the market, the present reference 3970 in pink gold is preserved in excellent overall condition: the case is sharp, the lugs are well defined, the hallmarks are crisp, the dial is intact - this example should delight its future owner.

    For another example of the Reference 3970, please see Lot 2685 and 2686 in this sale.

    Special Notice

    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory, tortoiseshell and crocodile. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Patek Philippe's celebrated reference 3970 was launched in 1986 and replaced reference 2499. The first generation was fitted with snap on case backs. Around 1989, the model was modified to a water-resistant version with screw back and was delivered with an additional sapphire crystal display back. Reference 3970 remained in production until 2004 when it was replaced by reference 5970 (please see Lot 2683 and 2684 in this sale). The model is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, second edition, p. 305.

    For an examples of Patek Philippe Reference 3970, please see Lot 2680 in pink gold, Lot 2685 in white gold with bracelet and Lot 2686 in platinum in this sale.