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    Sale 1348

    Important Pocket Watches and Wristwatches

    12 November 2007, Geneva

  • Lot 158

    Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare 18K white gold water-resistant perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with phases of the moon, original certificate and box

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, REF. 3970E, MOVEMENT NO. 3'046'283, CASE NO. 4'131'103, MANUFACTURED IN 1999

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    Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare 18K white gold water-resistant perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with phases of the moon, original certificate and box
    Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, ref. 3970E, movement no. 3'046'283, case no. 4'131'103, manufactured in 1999
    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 glazed display screw back, downturned fluted lugs, two round chronograph buttons in the band, 18K white gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
    36 mm. diam.


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    Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate or Origin dated November 2001, plain 18K white gold screw back number 4'131'103, 18K white gold and wooden setting pin, original fitted wooden presentation box and outer packaging. Furthermore delivered with the Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1999 and its subsequent sale on 28 June 2001.

    Purchased by the present owner in 2001, it has never been offered in public before. Completely overhauled at Patek Philippe's workshops in Geneva in 2007 (the original bill amounting to Euro 2,302 will be delivered with the watch), this watch is in excellent overall condition, still retaining the protective sticker to the back.

    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.

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    THE PROPERTY OF THE ORIGINAL OWNER