With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 26 January 2008, solid 18K white gold screw back numbered 4'438'623, white gold and wooden setting pin, original sales tag, instructions, original fitted veneered presentation box and outer packaging.
To the best of our knowledge, this watch has never been offered in public before.
Reference 5970 was introduced to the market at the Basel Fair in April 2005 and replaced the celebrated reference 3970 (see lots 15 and 320 in this auction). 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.