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    Sale 1348

    Important Pocket Watches and Wristwatches

    12 November 2007, Geneva

  • Lot 425

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

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, RETAILED BY CHRONOMETRIE BEYER, ZURICH, REF. 3970EP, MOVEMENT NO. 3'046'712, CASE NO. 4'126'005, MANUFACTURED IN 2004

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    Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare platinum water-resistant perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with phases of the moon, original certificate and box
    Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, retailed by Chronometrie Beyer, Zurich, ref. 3970EP, movement no. 3'046'712, case no. 4'126'005, manufactured in 2004
    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, platinum Patek Philippe buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    36 mm. diam.


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    Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate or Origin dated 28 May 2004, plain platinum screw back number 4'126'005, 18K white gold and wooden setting pin, original fitted wooden presentation box and outer packaging.

    Purchased by the present owner at Beyer Chronometrie Zurich in 2004, this watch has never been offered in public before.

    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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