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    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 142

    Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare 18K gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moon phases, original certificate, second case back, setting pin and box

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, REF. 3970E, MOVEMENT NO. 876'287, CASE NO. 2'919'330, MANUFACTURED IN 1992

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    Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare 18K gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moon phases, original certificate, second case back, setting pin and box
    Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, Ref. 3970E, movement no. 876'287, case no. 2'919'330, manufactured in 1992
    MOVEMENT: manual, Cal. CH 27-70 Q, stamped with the Geneva seal, 24 jewels
    DIAL: silvered, applied gold square and baton numerals, outer fifth of a second combined with Arabic five minutes divisions, two windows for day and month, two sunken engine-turned subsidiary dials for constant seconds combined with 12 hour register and 30 minute register combined with leap year indicator, one subsidiary dial for date combined with aperture for moon phases
    CASE: 18K gold, downturned fluted lugs, glazed display screw back, two round chronograph buttons in the band, 36 mm. diam.
    SIGNED: case, dial, movement
    BUCKLE: 18K gold Patek Philippe buckle
    ACCOMPANIED BY: Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin stamped by Zurich retailer Gübelin and dated 18 January 1993, additional solid case back, wooden and gold setting pin, Patek Philippe presentation box and outer packaging. Furthermore accompanied by a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming the production of the present watch with an opaline silvered dial with yellow gold sword-shaped indexes in 1992 and its subsequent sale on 16 December 1992.


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    Consigned by its original owner the present reference 3970 is fresh to the market and furthermore preserved in excellent overall condition. A great example of the now classic reference 3970, another layer of appeal is granted by the prestigious Gübelin Zurich signature on the certificate, one of the most prominent and historic Swiss watch retailers.

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