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    Sale 1348

    Important Pocket Watches and Wristwatches

    12 November 2007, Geneva

  • Lot 71

    Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare platinum perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with phases of the moon and bracelet

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, REF. 3970/2 PLATINUM, MOVEMENT NO. 876'509, CASE NO. 2'887'010, MANUFACTURED IN 1993

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    Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare platinum perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with phases of the moon and bracelet
    Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, ref. 3970/2 platinum, movement no. 876'509, case no. 2'887'010, manufactured in 1993
    Cal. CH 27-70 Q nickel-finished lever movement stamped with the Geneva seal, 24 jewels, Gyromax balance, free sprung regulator, the silvered matte dial with applied white gold baton numerals, white gold feuille hands, two windows for day and month, three subsidiary dials indicating constant seconds combined with 12 hours register, 30 minutes register combined with leap year indicator, date combined with phases of the moon, in circular water-resistant-type case with screw back, two round chronograph buttons in the band, platinum Patek Philippe integral woven bracelet, case, dial and movement signed
    36 mm. diam.


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    Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with platinum bracelet in 1993 and its subsequent sale on 23 July 1993. It has never been offered in public before and is furthermore believed to be the only reference 3970/2 in platinum with integral bracelet to appear at auction to date.

    The celebrated reference 3970 was in production from 1986 until 2004. The model is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, second edition, p. 305.