5 June 2003
Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18K gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with phases of the moon
Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, No. 875435, Ref. 3970E, circa 1990
27-70 Q, with nickel-finished lever movement, 24 jewels, Gyromax balance, free sprung regulator, movement stamped with the Seal of Geneva, the silvered matte dial with applied gold baton indexes, day and month aperture, three subsidiary dials indicating constant seconds combined with 24 hour display, 30 minute register combined with leap year indicator and date combined with phases of the moon, the circular case with engraved monogram to the screw back (No. 2860432 Ref. 3970E), extended downturned fluted lugs, two round chronograph buttons in the band, together with an 18K gold Patek Philippe buckle, case, dial and movement signed
36 mm. diam.
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An example of reference 3970 is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, 2nd edition p. 305.
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