Accompanied by a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 2003 and its subsequent sale on December 4th of the same year, and an undated Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin. Further accompanied by an additional case back, setting pin, Patek Philippe leather envelope, product literature, Patek Philippe presentation box, and outer packaging.
Patek Philippe's celebrated reference 3970 was launched in 1986 and replaced reference 2499. The first generation was fitted with snap on case backs. Around 1989, the model was modified to a water-resistant version with screw back and was also produced with a sapphire crystal display back. Reference 3970 remained in production until 2004 when it was replaced by reference 5970.
To the best of our knowledge this watch has never before been offered in public.