• Important Watches auction at Christies

    Sale 2713

    Important Watches

    11 June 2013, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 181

    Patek Philippe. A Fine and Rare 18k White Gold Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Wristwatch with Moon Phases, Additional Hardback, Certificate and Presentation Box

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, REF. 5970, MOVEMENT NO. 3'048'428, CASE NO. 4'382'794, MANUFACTURED IN 2006

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    Patek Philippe. A Fine and Rare 18k White Gold Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Wristwatch with Moon Phases, Additional Hardback, Certificate and Presentation Box
    Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, Ref. 5970, Movement No. 3'048'428, Case No. 4'382'794, Manufactured in 2006
    Cal. CH 27-70Q mechanical movement, stamped with the Geneva Seal, 24 jewels, silvered dial, applied black oxidized gold baton numerals, black oxidized feuille hands, outer railway minute divisions and tachometer scale, two apertures for day and month, three subsidiary dials for constant seconds with 24 hour indication, 30 minute register with leap year indication, and date combined with moon phases, circular water-resistant-type case, downturned fluted lugs, two rectangular chronograph buttons in the band, sapphire crystal display screw back, 18k white gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp, case, dial, and movement signed
    40mm diam.


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    With a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 2006 and its subsequent sale on November 15th of the same year.

    Further accompanied by an undated Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin, additional hard back, tie tag, Patek Philippe presentation box, product literature, leather portfolio, and outer packaging.

    To the best of our knowledge this watch has never before been offered in public.

    Reference 5970 was introduced to the market at the Basel Fair in April 2005 and replaced the celebrated reference 3970. The model immediately enjoyed enormous popularity amongst collectors and was available in white gold or pink gold only until 2007 when the production of these two versions ceased. Reference 5970 in yellow gold was in production only in 2008. Since 2008, the model has been available exclusively in platinum.

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