• Lot 2530

    PATEK PHILIPPE, REF. 3970EJ

    18K GOLD MANUAL-WINDING PERPETUAL CALENDAR CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH MOON-PHASE DISPLAY AND 24-HOUR INDICATION

    MOVEMENT NO. 3'046'700, CASE NO. 4'165'315, MANUFACTURED IN 2002

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    PATEK PHILIPPE, REF. 3970EJ

    18K GOLD MANUAL-WINDING PERPETUAL CALENDAR CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH MOON-PHASE DISPLAY AND 24-HOUR INDICATION
    MOVEMENT NO. 3'046'700, CASE NO. 4'165'315, MANUFACTURED IN 2002

    Calibre CH 27-70 Q "Nouvelle Lemania" base movement, Geneva Seal hallmarked, 24 jewels, Gyromax balance, in-line escapement, the opaline-white dial with gold applied hour markers, outer one-fifth minute divisions, two engine-turned subdials for small seconds with 24-hour indication and minute counter with leap years, analogue date with integrated moon-phases, day and months in apertures, in three-part case, screw-down transparent back, two chronograph pushers in the band, 18k gold PP deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
    Diameter: 36 mm.


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    US$70,000-100,000
    EUR45,500-66,500

    Accompanied by a Patek Philippe presentation box, certificate, manual, interchangeable full back and corrector.

    Reference 3970 was introduced in 1986 as the descendant of the highly coveted and exquisite reference 2499 (see lot 2806). Available in all precious metal and a variety of different dials, the model is generally divided into four series with the following configuration:

    - 1st series: snap-on full back, gold applied baton hour markers, feuille hands

    - 2nd series: screw-down full back, gold applied baton hour markers, feuille hands

    - 3rd series: screw-down full back and sapphire display back, gold applied lapidated hour markers, baton hands

    - same as the 3rd series but with new serial numbers and delivered with deployant clasps

    Production ceased in 2004, replaced by the reference 5970.