• Lot 19

    PATEK PHILIPPE. AN 18K WHITE GOLD PERPETUAL CALENDAR CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES, 24 HOUR AND LEAP YEAR INDICATION

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, REF. 3970G, MOVEMENT NO. 876’704, CASE NO. 2’900’826, MANUFACTURED IN 1994

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    PATEK PHILIPPE. AN 18K WHITE GOLD PERPETUAL CALENDAR CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES, 24 HOUR AND LEAP YEAR INDICATION
    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, REF. 3970G, MOVEMENT NO. 876’704, CASE NO. 2’900’826, MANUFACTURED IN 1994
    MOVEMENT: Manual, Caliber 27-70 CH Q, Geneva seal, 24 jewels
    DIAL: Silvered, white gold baton numerals, three subsidiary dials for constant seconds combined with 24 hour register, 30 minute register combined with leap year indication and date combined with moon phases, day, month
    CASE: 18k white gold, glazed display screw back, two round chronograph buttons in the band, 36 mm diam.
    STRAP/BUCKLE: Blue Patek Philippe alligator strap, 18k white gold Patek Philippe buckle
    ACCOMPANIED BY: A Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming date of sale on June 2nd 1995. Further accompanied by a Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated June 2nd 1995, additional case back, setting pin, slip case, product literature, instruction manual, leather wallet, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.


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    Succeeding the revered reference 1518 and 2499, reference 3970 was launched in 1986 and perpetuated the legacy of Patek Philippe perpetual calendar chronographs. Heir to the 2499, the 3970 shared the unmistakable design and feel of the previous reference, while being smaller in size and ingeniously incorporating a new 24 hour and leap year indication to its dial. Furthermore, the reference was the first to incorporate a Lemania caliber, instead of the Valjoux caliber of its predecessors.

    Throughout its 19 years of production, the 3970 was made in four series and was replaced in 2004 by reference 5970. The present wristwatch being part of the 3rd series, it is estimated that only 200 timepieces were manufactured in white gold.

    Preserved in excellent overall condition, the present wristwatch is furthermore offered with its accessories.

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    These endangered species straps are shown for display purposes only and are not for sale. Christie''s will remove and retain the strap prior to shipment from the sale site. At some sale sites, Christie''s may, at its discretion, make the displayed endangered species strap available to the buyer of the lot free of charge if collected in person from the sale site. Please check with the department for further details.


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