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Patek Philippe. A Fine and Rare 18k Gold Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Wristwatch with Moon Phases, Gold-Colored Dial, and Original Certificate
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Patek Philippe. A Fine and Rare 18k Gold Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Wristwatch with Moon Phases, Gold-Colored Dial, and Original Certificate

SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, REF. 5970, MOVEMENT NO. 3'049'183, CASE NO. 4'458'268, CIRCA 2011

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Patek Philippe. A Fine and Rare 18k Gold Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Wristwatch with Moon Phases, Gold-Colored Dial, and Original Certificate
Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, Ref. 5970, Movement No. 3'049'183, Case No. 4'458'268, Circa 2011
Cal. CH 27-70 Q mechanical movement, stamped with the Geneva Seal, 24 jewels, gold-colored dial, applied dot and Roman numeral twelve, outer railway minute divisions and tachometer scale, two apertures for day and month in English, three subsidiary dials for leap year indication combined with 30 minute register, constant seconds combined with 12 hour register, 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 gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp, case, dial, and movement signed
40mm diam.
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With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated November 11th, 2011, Patek Philippe veneered presentation box, additional hard back, setting pin, tie tag, and leather portfolio.

The present watch is the only known reference 5970 in yellow gold with a gold-colored dial, confirmed by the original Certificate of Origin, and is in excellent overall condition.

Reference 5970 was introduced to the market in April 2005 at Basel Fair, and replaced the reference 3970. The model was available in white or pink gold until 2007 when production in those metals ceased, and the reference was produced in yellow gold only until 2008. Since 2008, the model has only been available in platinum.

In 2011, at Basel Fair, reference 5970 was replaced by the smaller reference 5270, which additionally featured a day/night indication on the dial, as well as a separate leap year cycle and was equipped with the in-house caliber CH 29-535 PS Q.

Reference 5970 is furthermore the last perpetual calendar chronograph of the company to feature the Geneva Seal stamped on the movement, as Patek Philippe began stamping movements with the Patek Philippe Seal, starting in mid-2009, as a new quality benchmark for it's own mechanical timepieces.

Already considered a classic reference, the reference 5970 has become a pillar in many collections, and the present watch with it's gold-colored dial is an opportunity for an aficionado of Patek Philippe complicated timepieces to add a classic model with an exceptional feature to their own magnificent collection.

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